[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Fri Oct 4 14:23:00 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Martin Burns
> Sent: Friday, October 04, 20
> >
> > 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.
> Statistically significant sample..?

No, and I never said it was. But it is one example that goes to prove
the fallacy that _only_ or _mostly_ people of middle-eastern
extraction are being singled out more that others.


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