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Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:28 PM

Two men escorted off plane at Boston Logan airport for speaking arabic

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane not sitting next to each other and speaking Arabic.

There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.

No other details were immediately available.

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/21988916/2013/04/16/plane-brought-back-to-gate-at-logan-airport

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Reply Two men escorted off plane at Boston Logan airport for speaking arabic (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 OP
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #1
spanone Apr 2013 #2
Rex Apr 2013 #3
HereSince1628 Apr 2013 #4
Shivering Jemmy Apr 2013 #15
HereSince1628 Apr 2013 #17
HereSince1628 Apr 2013 #19
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 #22
Shivering Jemmy Apr 2013 #26
Cali_Democrat Apr 2013 #30
Shivering Jemmy Apr 2013 #32
KittyWampus Apr 2013 #33
NightWatcher Apr 2013 #5
hlthe2b Apr 2013 #6
npk Apr 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Apr 2013 #8
Lone_Star_Dem Apr 2013 #9
quinnox Apr 2013 #10
OriginalGeek Apr 2013 #21
Xipe Totec Apr 2013 #11
Cal Carpenter Apr 2013 #12
Shivering Jemmy Apr 2013 #16
Cal Carpenter Apr 2013 #18
Gregorian Apr 2013 #13
CTyankee Apr 2013 #14
pettypace Apr 2013 #36
CTyankee Apr 2013 #37
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #20
malaise Apr 2013 #23
uponit7771 Apr 2013 #24
Go Vols Apr 2013 #25
nolabear Apr 2013 #27
Jamastiene Apr 2013 #28
LiberalFighter Apr 2013 #29
Arcanetrance Apr 2013 #31
Junkpet Apr 2013 #34
snooper2 Apr 2013 #35
Apophis Apr 2013 #38

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:29 PM

1. Ugh

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:29 PM

2. thank gawd we're not profiling....

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:30 PM

3. WHY?

Did anyone even bother with the WHY? Probably not.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:31 PM

4. Marathoners are "The Best of People in America"

Mike Barnacle and Rev. Al said so on MSNBC yesterday.

They actually repeated it many times.

Now they are fearful/paranoid xenophobes?

WHAT a difference a day makes!

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:48 PM

15. Bombs shake people up

And make them paranoid. That is one of their purposes and they do a good job at it.

I hope you can understand why these people may be acting irrationally. Not condone it. Just understand.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:54 PM

17. In order to make the narrative work, we certainly MUST.

It's barely 24 hrs, and I'm prettying tired of the lying narrative being sold.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:59 PM

22. So does that make it OK to target people on a plane who did nothing wrong but speak arabic?

Being "shaken up" should not be justification for bigotry.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:20 PM

26. Did you read the words "not condone"?

?

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:31 PM

30. Got it, but

I don't even think it should be understandable. Bigotry should never be understandable.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 06:32 PM

32. Hmm...

I don't know. There is a lot of reptile going on in our brains yet. I think it's fairly easy to understand that humans fall back on the scared little animal mental program when confronted with a situation they can't process.

I bet some of these folks are a lot less racist when they are running in normal mode operation.

So the question is how do we encourage people to think with their forebrain and not their brainstem?

Damned if I know.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 06:36 PM

33. Bigotry should never be understandable> the only way to change minds is to understand the mindset

you are trying to change.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:31 PM

5. flying while brown is the same as driving while black

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:31 PM

6. Ahh, geez... Here we go again.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:32 PM

7. Just wrong. But it's almost to be expected

When the media goes full throttle with it's blame the foreigners meme. We still have no clue who did this, but already we have zeroed in on the usual suspects.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:32 PM

8. Here we go again. American yahooism rears its ugly head once more.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:36 PM

9. At least they weren't victims of the explosion and tackled for running to safety.

Seriously, it could have been worse!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:37 PM

10. Let's hear some gungeoneers explain this one

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:25 PM

21. Why?

Where there gungeoneers on the plane?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:37 PM

11. Facepalm

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

12. Ugh, should escort the 'concerned marathoners' off the plane

if they are so racist. I mean, uncomfortable. Not the two men who are doing nothing wrong.

Unless there is something major missing from this story at this point, that's really all I have to say about this sort of bullshit.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:49 PM

16. They are just scared and irrational

Probably had yesterday not happened they'd not be exhibiting this behavior. They may yet do better,

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:20 PM

18. So, given that,

you think it is okay that the airline is catering to racists and kicking off passengers who did nothing wrong?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:40 PM

13. We really need an asteroid. That would unite the people of this planet.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:41 PM

14. My daughter and her family flew out of Logan early this morning, heading for London.

I told her she would probably never be safer on any flight ever again...the security, esp. the scrutiny of people trying to get out of Boston, would be at the highest possible levels. I guess she did okay, being a blonde white woman with two teenaged daughters with their noses buried in their cell phones...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:58 PM

36. I don't know.

Chatty teens is a slippery slope. They'll be next in line to get escorted off way things are going.

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Response to pettypace (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 01:59 AM

37. I adore my granddaughters but at this age they think their "problems" are world

shaking...LOL...and then they get "tired." Oy.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:22 PM

20. Here we go again. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:00 PM

23. They did the same after Oklahoma n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:01 PM

24. Now I'm hoping the bombings were NOT done by anyone from the middle east

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:03 PM

25. American Airlines denies Fox report that a plane was grounded due to men speaking Arabic

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:22 PM

27. Fox apparently gets it wrong again. They're filtering for the fearmongering reports.

Retractions mean nothing. The damage is done.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:23 PM

28. face palm

Here we go again. Simply speaking Arabic isn't a crime, last I checked.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:28 PM

29. I always avoid all Fox media sources.

If the same story by another media source can't be found then ....

Besides when someone rushes to get a story out the odds of errors increases.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:32 PM

31. America land of the free home of the brave my ass

It saddens me to see my fellow countrymen live in fear of a threat that's so small

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:40 PM

34. Unbelievable.

My profiling hunch is that Boston was done by domestic good ol' boys. Though maybe not linked, I think the same motivations are responsible for the ricin letter to Senator Wicker. Though speculation, I think the gun control issue has pushed these people over the edge. The BM was dedicated to Sandyhook families and many were in attendance (Patriot Day and BTP). Wicker had just voted to break Rand Paul's filibuster on the gun control legislation and had breakfast with Obama just days ago.

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Response to Junkpet (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:44 PM

35. a couple more paragraphs you'll have a conspiracy theory

all but buttoned up!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2013, 02:23 AM

38. So, from what I learned in this thread

 

It's okay for the marathoners to be xenophobic after surviving the attack, because hey, they're shaken up.



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