Then I had a life-changing incident in 2006, when I was stopped at an airport in New York and prevented from boarding to my airplane because my T-shirt had the words "we will not be silent" in both Arabic and English printed on it.
A TSA [transportation security officer] told me that coming to a US airport with Arabic words on my T-shirt was equivalent to visiting a bank while wearing a shirt that read "I'm a robber".
After making me cover my shirt, the officers changed my seat from the front to the back of the airplane.
Started :: Athens Olympics 2004.
Current :: updates from Shawn and Hayley Cuthill in Toronto.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Interesting article from Al Jazeera:
Posted by Shawn Cuthill at 2/07/2008 10:55:00 AM
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I read that article and my first thought was "what, this can happen here?". I still have a sense of outrage, but upon further reflection, I find it ironic that someone who comes from a countyr and area of the world where human rights are routinely trampled is outraged when his own are.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not justifying what happened, I just find it ironic.
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