August 20, 2006
More happy tales from the modern world
How gratifying to read that passengers on flight ZB613 bound from Malaga to Manchester mutinied in order to have two suspicious looking, Arabic speaking, inconveniently brown men turfed off the plane. They were detained by Spanish police while the plane's luggage was searched for explosives. The plane took off 3 hours late without the two perps, who were questioned and released to travel the next day.
There is so much about this that is wrong. Does anyone who travelled on that flight have one ounce of regret for causing two fellow travellers 24 hours delay? My guess is that 99% of that flight was composed of white lower middle class holiday makers, and their justification was "well, you can't be too careful, can you?". Yes, you can, when it involves racially discriminating against people who have as much right to travel as you do. Especially when the basis for turfing them off the plane was a) they look different and b) they speak different. Apparently, someone's genius child said "they look like terrorists" and someone else overheard them speaking Arabic! Shock horror! Speaking Arabic, when Morroco and Algeria lie so far away from Spain? What are they thinking! They must be conspiring to blow us all up!!! Saints forfend us!!!!! GET THEM OFF THE PLANE, THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE!!!!!!!
Sickening, isn't it?
Posted by daen at August 20, 2006 08:45 PM
Nice to see you've enabled comments - thanks!
Hate to have to register to comment though...
Anyway, I totally agree with you on this. It's sickening.
Posted by: Lisa at August 28, 2006 09:15 PM
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