Exhibit A:Muslims Kicked off Plane (h/t to LibertyGirl').
Nine Muslim passengers were kicked off a flight from Washington, D.C., to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security.
Religious garb: check. Easily identifiable gang "tells": check. Members of a faith that has yet to denounce terrorism: check. "Safety" comments: check. My suspicion: "Religious pilgrimage" for all of us. No thanks.
Exhibit B: (thanks to Dogette):
Backwards cap: check. Flashing gang sign: check. (Hey, I'm not Hawaiian, it looks like a gang sign, okay?) Sloppy attire: check. Tons of attitude: check. My suspicion: a street thug, or someone who approves of and emulates street thugs. No thanks.
But will the DC cops pull him over? Will Congressional thugs ever get pulled over by the voters?
We do live in inconsistent realities. But I'll say this, the Muslim family seem like nice folk. If they are victims, as suggested, they are victimized by the actions of their own, not by reasonable doubts voiced by reasonable people. After all, flying is a delicate lesson in physics and as Liberty Girl notes, you don't get a "do-over" if crucial elements fail. Safety first.
Nobody's freaking out about Amish folks on a flight. I wonder why?