Tuesday, January 06, 2009

$240,000 to Man Forced to Cover T-shirt With Arabic Script

Xenophobia: it's expensive!

Jarrar, a US resident, was apprehended as he waited to board a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, and told to remove his shirt, which had written on it in Arabic: "We will not be silent."

He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable because an Arabic-inscribed T-shirt in an airport was like "wearing a T-shirt at a bank stating, I am a robber,'" the ACLU said.

Because, you know, all 280 million people who speak Arabic, the native tongue of people in more than 30 countires, only go to airports to do terroristy things. Yep.


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