Saturday, November 21, 2015

Two men temporarily kept off US flight after speaking Arabic

"New York (AFP) - Two men were kept from boarding a flight from Chicago to Philadelphia this week because they were speaking Arabic, one of several incidents reflecting public paranoia since the Paris attacks.   Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad were told by a gate agent at Midway Airport on Thursday that they wouldn't be allowed on the plane because a fellow passenger had overheard them speaking Arabic -- and was afraid to fly with them."  Look at the language of the story.  This is like reporting on Kristallnacht and adding: in several incidents reflecting German public paranoia.  Can you imagine?