Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

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Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thin Skinned & Suspicious Arabic Speakers

Six Arabic speaking men spooked a passenger or passengers on an American Airlines flight resulting in the flight being cancelled and all passengers inconvenienced. Now the Arabic speakers are suing.

Six men of Iraqi descent, who were heading home from doing training for the U.S. military, have sued American Airlines, saying employees detained and publicly humiliated them after another passenger voiced suspicions.

The men, who sued in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleging racial discrimination, say airline employees grounded their Aug. 28 flight from San Diego to Chicago and detained them, believing they were security risks.

I suppose that the 9/11 hijackers would similarly have sued if someone had objected to their presence and ultimately have caused them to not be able to complete their missions of infamy.

The Iraqi descent guys were returning from giving training to U.S. Marines on Iraqi culture. Presumably these trainers speak English. Why the hell were they speaking Arabic when it is reasonable to expect that it would cause passengers to be nervous? Yet, their lawyer. Lawrence T. Garcia stated,

"These are some of the most pro-American people around," Garcia said. "There's no reason to suspect that these people were a threat on this airline. ... This is the face of prejudice and racism that happens today."
The lawyer’s comments are what you can expect from a member of an often unprincipled profession.

As for being the “most pro-American people around,” that’s a bunch of B.S. If they were, they would have accepted the misunderstanding and learned to be more careful in their behavior. The only evidence in hand is that these individuals are thin skinned and that they have an attorney who will make scurrilous justifications for the lawsuit from which he stands to make money.

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Detained Arabic-speaking passengers sue American Airlines