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US student escorted off plane 'for speaking Arabic'

Old 23rd Apr 2016, 16:00
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Small things like FACTS are important.
You seem to have a loose grip on them.

I have no time for religion of any flavour, it's all a load of cobblers. But I think most people by now know which flavour is the least tasteful, to say least.
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Old 23rd Apr 2016, 16:29
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The IRA were on the whole rational sophisticated players with absolute crystal clear objectives as has been stated. There were Protestant members of the IRA and whilst religion clearly was a dichotomy for the public in differentiation (and often the British Army) this was an overly simplistic and dangerous view.

Not that I sympathize with the (P)IRA (despite being of Irish origin) but comparisons between them and Islamic Terrorism are completely and utterly meaningless.
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Old 23rd Apr 2016, 16:44
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Being blown up for political reasons feels somewhat better than for religious ones?
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Old 23rd Apr 2016, 17:40
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The IRA's objectives summed up were "Brits Out"

I am still trying to recall when a bunch of Irish Catholics who moved to London engaged in widespread rape, pedophilia or bestiality.
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Old 23rd Apr 2016, 17:52
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They say that there are limits to our freedom of speech.
You cannot shout "fire " in a theatre as it may cause panic.
Speaking loudly in a foreign voice in the confines of an airplane might be construed as an attempt to cause panic.

Somebody had felt threatened by his conversation in the language of those who used airplanes as weapons on 9-11 .
What right does someone who feels threatened by the actions of another passenger have with regards to removing themselves from the perceived threat are and getting on the next flight ?

What accommodation, options or remedy would have been made for the frightened passengers to get off that flight and get on another flight ?

Easier to remove one wind up merchant, than one hundred scared Passengers ?
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