As Muslims suffer from loss of air travel freedoms, others do, too

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Though Muslims still face the brunt of airports' intrusive policies, they are affecting everyone. In 2008, air travelers avoided 41 million trips, costing our economy more than $26 billion, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Over the past couple of years, frustrations have increased, and 61% of likely voters oppose the new security measures, according to Zogby.
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  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I hate what our government is doing. I don't use that word lightly. I hate it. This isn't the country I was raised in.
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  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    They're making it hard to be proud of a country like this.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Surprise to see this reference in CNN:

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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    ^ x 100,000
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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From that article:
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  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    So true. So sad, so true.

    I don't want to get into a huge political/cultural debate here. I will just say that I have the privilege of personally knowing a few Muslims through the course of my travels, and have also done some very limited travel through the Middle East. They are some of the kindest, most genuine, and caring people I have met. The description of a "heart of gold" is most certainly accurate. Which is also the opinion a very close friend holds who is currently on his third tour, this one in Kuwait having been to Afghanistan and Iraq previously.

    That we would treat people in this manner simply because of their religious beliefs is perhaps one of the most unAmerican problems in this whole scheme.
  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    And is precisely what OBL wanted -- we're playing his game now.
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