personally, i do hesitate to post my thoughts in such a delicate discussion since i don´t want to be misunderstood and thus having my thoughts misconcieved.
i´m certainly against any kind of discrimination, race, skin, whatever, and i´m disgusted by any case, especially during the last months, in which Arab people were faced with hatred and when people tended to behave unfriendly towards Arab people.
i myself have always tried to be as friendly as possible to any Arab man or woman i have encountered to show that there are people which don´t mistrust these people due to their origin, their religion or whatever.
and thus, i´m sorry for many Arab people which may not be treated as well as they certainly deserve, especially in the USA. this is not to say that the USA is an unfriendly or unwelcomg place, which is definitively not the case, but due to last year´s atrocities this nation behaves very cautiously in respect to many Arab people since it were Arab people who committed this horrible attack.
thus, it is natural that many American folks feel uncomfortable when they´re close to (and especially on an airplane with) Arab people which behave strangely or suspiciously. (i don´t know if that was the case in this incident, i´ve only read this threat and no additional news info)
unfortunately, this often leads to conclusions which may brandmark these Arab people as terrorists or criminals and the police and the FBI and whoever is called to the scene.
i´m truly sorry for any unjustified inconvenience many Arab people encounter, in the USA and elsewhere, but imho, one should not direct its anger towards the USA (agreed, many people should act more cautiously and wiser when suspecting Arab people) but towards the terrorists which crashed the aircraft.
if they hadn´t crashed the airplanes into the WTC there would be no additional mistrust towards Arab people than before.
it´s just natural that many people behave cautiously towards Arab people, but to the most extent it is not their fault, it is just human.
i reiterate, if it weren´t for those hijackers, we would not have these problems.
there are certainly still numerous cases in which Arab people are treated unjust and face unjustified hatred by single individuals, and that is the same with many foreign people here in Germany, as it is in the USA and all over the world, and that is totally unacceptable.
however, if one wants to blame someone for behaving cautiously towards Arabs, one should blame the terrorists.
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