Main | Friday, August 10, 2007

وي وإلل نت بي سلنت

The ACLU is suing JetBlue and the Transportation Safety Administration on behalf of a man who attempted to board a flight at JFK last year while wearing a t-shirt that read, "We Will Not Be Silent" in both English and Arabic script. Raed Jarrar was told by a TSA official that his shirt "made fellow passengers uncomfortable." Jarrar say he was also told that the message on his shirt was comparable to entering a bank wearing a shirt that said, "I Am A Robber." Later he was allowed on the plane after covering his t-shirt with one provided by JetBlue.

Does Jarrar have a case? Was it a dumbass move to wear that shirt? To my mind, yes to both.

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