This needs to be thrown out.

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    This is not discrimination. Our Government advices Airlines to be cautious and to take reports of potential threats serious. These guys have no case. It is time the Democrats get off their lazy asses and pass protection laws for businesses following Government enforcement and protection agencies.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071102/ap_on_re_us/iraqi_passengers_lawsuit
     
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    I see no problems with this suit. Passengers are supposed to approach airline employees if they have concerns. That doesn't mean that the airline has to react (at least in this manner) if the concerns are clearly baseless. These guys were speaking Arabic. That was the only basis for suspicion. 250 million people speak Arabic. That cannot be sufficient to get you pulled off a flight. The Airline handled it badly, and it seems like it probably had something to do with race and national origin. Let a jury decide.
     
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    I don't usually agree with you. but this time, I do.
     
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    This is not discrimination. Our Government advices Airlines to be cautious and to take reports of potential threats serious.

    What was the evidence of a threat?

    It says these were six iraqi-americans, who were working with the US Military.
     
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    Too bad dude. We had 3,000 Americans killed by Arabs with Arabic names like yours....that is exactly how a group of Arab looking and speaking men should be treated before boarding an airplane. If you can't understand that then you are just another money-grubbing lawsuit-happy con artist...and not really a loyal American as you claim to be.

    This was a matter of national security. Suing the airlines based on "racism" is utterly ridiculous and the case should be thrown out immediately. If it sticks, our security is totally screwed.

    If anything, the airlines should be sued by the passengers for not investigating and securing the issue efficiently BEFORE they boarded (instead of having to turn the plane around and cancel the flight) and notifying the pilot and crew of exactly who they were so they could answer any passenger concerns before takeoff.
     

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