Thursday, May 27, 2004

I heard several news media outlets saying rather casually that the US is low looking for terrorists who "do not look like what we think terrorists should look like." Just like that. Once in a discussion after a movie on the Palestinians at Colorado College, a member of the audience asked me politely and casually why the Palestinian in the movie did not look like the stereotypical terrorist. I asked him how does a stereotypical terrorist look like. He said: "without being rude, like you." (I had short hair and a moustache back then.)