|Quoting Travellin'man (Reply 48):|
but don;t hold your breath that it was anything other than racism and hysteria, which by the way, does nothing to ferret out true terrorists.
Hysteria...vaguely possible, given recent events but still unlikely, racism definitely not. Being a follower of the Islamic faith does not constitute your racial origin. You can be a follower of Islam whether you are caucasian, afro-carribean or whatever.
Racism is defined as predjucial behaviour directed to those of a different ethnic origin. Islam is a religious faith not a racial group.
But really do all of you on this thread that have decided to flame the Captain in question really believe in ths straight forward series of events...
PASSENGER, "excuse me miss, can I go into your galley to pray"
FLIGHT ATTENDANT "NO SIR" (immediately thinks to herself 'oh my god! he's dark skinned and wants to pray kneeling on a mat - he must be a terrorist, I'd better tell the Captain)
CAPTAIN (to the passenger) "sir i don't like your behaviour please leave the aircraft"
That just is not going to happen. Come back to reality here.