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    A passenger was alarmed by the phylacteries, religious items which observant Jews strap around their arms and heads as part of morning prayers, on the flight from New York's La Guardia airport heading to Louisville.

    These are black square boxes they wear stapped to their heads and arms!!! I want to know how they got through security with these things???
     
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    does this really look like a bomb? really? i guess the HEBREW letters are a dead give-away. :cuckoo:

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    Dang Joos...
     
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    not to you and i....but it is an unfortunate reality that you can make a bomb and fit into that box
     
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    Most people wouldnt know what that is plus if you can fit explosives into your underwear you can fit them in a box that size.
     
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    As a 200+ pounder, the airlines themselves convinced me not to fly long before terrorism was even an issue. As far as I'm concerned, the nutjobs can do as they please with the airways. If something can even remotely be considered a security issue, the most extreme position will win the day anyways.
     
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    But Jillian, really, how much contact, acquaintance with or knowledge of orthodox practices does the average American have? If someone happens to catch something about Hannukah at the time of a Mennorah lighting, it would be unusual, most are watching MTV, the I need a husband harpies, or Idol.... Heck, most of them haven't seen a Christian pray, in person...

    On the other hand, who was it that killed Rabin, Yigal Amir, face to face, and the controversies related to that one still go on.

    The Case Of Yigal Amir - November 6, 2007 - The New York Sun

    [​IMG] Yigal Amir

    [​IMG]The guy on the left is NOT Amir...

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    And the guy on the left as well as the other two are Catholic.

    Catholic Friends of Israel: The Pope dons a Keffiyeh.

    and there are likely Americans who would NOT recognise the guy on the left.....

    We are an insular country.... No matter what we tell ourselves and anything not "ordinary" is totally suspect..

    And yes, sometimes one who is one thing will dress up as something else, fake ID, no problem!

    And honestly, how many actually know that Hebrew is not Arabic in a squared font!

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    Arabic

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hebrew
    and the third one looks Cyrillic​
     
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    Was it necessary to wear it on a plane? Give me a break. I don't have a problem with religious practices or customs, done out of tradition or respect for the past, etc. but keep them to yourselves when they are not appropriate. It drives me nuts when people think they "have" to conduct themselves in public in some manner they know to be suspicious or, as in this case, odd and expect the rest of us to be sympathetic or understanding. It's irritatingly inconsiderate and selfish. I'm not particularly interested in why you think you "have" to do it but if you insist on setting next to my daughter on a plane with a box on your head don't be surprised if I insist on seeing what's inside the damn thing first.
     

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