If the attacks on 11 September were carried out by Brits..

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    Was listening to Talk radio yesterday re: the Woman's Wall Street journal writer's account of 'Terror in the Skies'...it was brought up that airlines have been FINED for security-screening more than two ppl of middle-eastern descent. The point was brought up if the 911 hijackers were 6' tall, slightly over weight white guys I'd expect to be scrutinized more than 5' tall black women would. In fact, i'd find comfort knowing that pro-active steps were being taken to single out likely terrorists.

    What bout y'all? Do people, honest, law-abiding people of middle-eastern appearance have a right to be pissed if they are screened with a finer tooth comb than, say, the average honkey?
     
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    Absolutely.

    I have yet to see five white guys hijack a plane - except for in Air Force One with Harrison Ford.

    Arab men should be scrutinized at airports. Elderly ladies, for example, should not.
     
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    SURE---let em be pissed WHILE they are being searched!
     
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    I've had my incredibly tightly packed bag tossed at customs. I've had my carry-ons tossed a couple of times. I've even had to let and guy do a very VERY thorough search of my shoes simply because when I took one off to have it searched, the insole popped out. I didn't mind. It actually made me feel safe. People need to lighten up about security and let the airports do their job. Let's face facts: most terrorists are of Arab descent. Therefore, Arabs who fit the profile should be watched a little more closely. Maybe your average Arab should be ignored, but if a larger than usual number of Arabs are taking the same flight, or one has a one-way ticket or something, then profile the hell out of them.
     
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    Political correctness will be our undoing, and the jihadists know it.......
     
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    And how do you justify that when you cannot gauge a faith by skin color?
     
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    You can't. But most Arabs look different then the rest of the human species. Most jihadists are Arabs/Middle Easterners. Easy to spot. Chances are low that you will catch "Johnny white bread jihadist", but shouldn't we at least try?
     
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    NO.

    You should allow citizens to be armed to the teeth as our Constitution allows and follow up with a trial by jury of PEERS.

    Forget this police state BS.
     
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    Absolutely true. Like I said, I haven't seen five white guys - of any faith - try to hijack a plane. I have seen several instances of Arabs hijacking planes.
     
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    You haven't seen the face of God either.
     

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