$240,000 Awarded to Whiny Muslim

Look, I agree that TSA went a little overboard on this one, but $240,000???  Give me a break!

H/T – Darcy


240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

via Yahoo News

NEW YORK (AFP) – An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been awarded 240,000 dollars in compensation, campaigners said Monday.

Raed Jarrar received the pay out on Friday from two US Transportation Security Authority officials and from JetBlue Airways following the August 2006 incident at New York’s JFK Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced.

“The outcome of this case is a victory for free speech and a blow to the discriminatory practice of racial profiling,” said Aden Fine, a lawyer with ACLU.

Jarrar, a US resident, was apprehended as he waited to board a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, and told to remove his shirt, which had written on it in Arabic: “We will not be silent.”

He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable because an Arabic-inscribed T-shirt in an airport was like “wearing a T-shirt at a bank stating, I am a robber,'” the ACLU said.

Jarrar eventually agreed to cover his shirt with another provided by JetBlue. He was allowed aboard but his seat was changed from the front to the back of the aircraft.

Last week, nine Muslims, including three children, were ordered off a domestic US flight after passengers heard what they believed were suspicious remarks about security.

Although the passengers, eight of them US citizens, were cleared by the FBI, they were reportedly still barred from the AirTran flight.

Security has been at a high level in US airports since the September 11, 2001 hijacked airliner attacks against the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

However, rights groups and representatives of the Muslim community say the security measures have led to frequent discrimination and harassment.

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3 Comments on “$240,000 Awarded to Whiny Muslim”

  1. will the islamaphobe Says:

    “We will not be silent.”

    Oh good we critics of islam won’t be silent or silenced either…

    Particularly after statements like this…

    “The Hamas leader called to murder Israelis and Jews worldwide, including children. “The Israelis have sentenced their children to death… They have legitimized the killing of their people all over the world,” he said. Hamas’ platform calls for all Jews to convert to Islam or be killed, based on an Islamic saying (Hadith), and the group has not refrained from targeting children in the past. ”


  2. If the American public could only see the garbage coming out of the mouths of these stupid “students” from american universities who are attending these so called “rallies!” I’m disgusted at what they are doing and it only enforces the need for me to continue exposing Islam, the political system of “piece”. Keep up the fight! It really doesn’t take much to shut them down one by one!

  3. teach5 Says:

    $240,000 is tax-free, as a court-awarded settlement, no? That can buy a lot of t-shirts. Am I then able to wear a t-shirt that says, “religion of peace, my a**”? What do you suppose would happen to a white adult wearing that? What a pestilence these people are.

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