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May be fear was not real, but also not unreasonable

Reader comment on item: Niqab Security Outrages at Airports
in response to reader comment: Airline hassles with muslim antagonizers.

Submitted by Ravi Ranjan Singh BharatPanthi (India), Sep 2, 2010 at 14:04

May be fear was not real, but also not unreasonable. There is no reason not to suspect such a group and be alarmed. Once suspicion was there, the co-travelers did right thing to raise the alarm, it was their right and duty to protect and be protected.
Now lets think beyond this isolated incident that looks innocent at its face. As Jihadis strategy first few groups or individuals will behave in suspicious manner, but would latter be found innocent or at most uncivilized or not knowing etiquette and a laughing stock, but innocent.
Activists and co-religious will shout of discrimination. Co-passengers, Security and Society will get use to rowdy but not dangerous passenders.
Security will not like to further be victim 'wolf wolf monger' image and will remove them from extra-caution list.

To avoid racist allegation' it will further get more relaxed than with any normal passenger, with rowdy and headache people,------ and what next you know. Lets not even discuss security, as common sense would it be alright for Americans to Kiss in Public in Saudi, no it won't be. So how and why the uncivilizsed, nomadic culture behavior be tolerated in US.

In my country when we drive we stick to left side of the Road while driving, if I do so in US I will be risk to American and others on Road, it will be a crime in US to stick to the left side. Now is this law racist, against my religion or officer fining me is a racist, fanatic, fascist and is guilty of violating my human rights, religious sentiments and blah blah.

Please think twice
I am neither American, nor Jew and don't support every American Policy or Action. I criticize them often, but I am not threatened for criticizing by American Government or Citizen.

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