[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Thu Oct 3 12:21:01 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Ken Kogler

> Did you see Robin William's stand-up special on HBO? He had a good bit
> about airport security:
> "Ladies and gentlemen, before we board flight 5, we're just
> going to do a few random bag checks... These are totally random. I'm
> just going to read off a few names... Hassem bin Seen? Akim Milay?
> Judy Smith?"

Yeh, it was funny. Not true, but funny. Last week I flew a leg that
had a mostly empty plane, maybe 30 passengers. In that group were
(about) 8 women, 17 white/black guys, and 5 men of obvious middle-
eastern extraction that were standing in a group. Not one of the
5 got checked at the gate. So don't tell me that there is a
consistant profiling of middle-eastern males.


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