[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at softhome.net
Sat Oct 5 04:53:05 CDT 2002

From: "Hugh Blair"
To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: October 03, 2002, Thursday 11:18 PM
Subject: RE: [thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

> I had to remove my jacket and shoes and stand on a cold floor
> in the middle of winter. They took my photograph, my hand
> prints, and a copy of my passport. So what? It inconvenienced
> me a bit - I was held up about 45 minutes - but since I had
> nothing to hide, I just took it in stride. I wasn't insulted.
> I didn't feel descriminated against because I was an American.
> In fact, they were a little upset that I saw it as somewhat
> funny and a waste of their time.

Note that China-USA relations are far more different form Pakistan-USA
relations, that's why we expect different behaviour from Americans.

> Wrong. There are agreements between many countries that allow
> the expulsion of a person to their native country if they
> have broken laws in their homeland, even if those laws aren't
> the same in the country being visited. Why shouldn't we
> respect your laws? Should you be able to break some law at
> your home, not get caught, travel to the US, and then if
> found, be able to stay here and escape your justice system?
> In general, I don't see this as a good thing. Why should I
> want you to stay here if you're a possible criminal? NOT.
> Go home. Face your justice system.

You are right but Drew didn't mean that.

Syed Zeeshan Haider.

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