Saturday, January 3, 2009

Muslims removed from plane in DC

The Associated Press reported that 9 Muslims were removed from a flight after having made suspicious comments in regards to place safety. These comments were made between Atif Irfan, a 29 year Virginia based lawyer and his sister. They were discussing the safter places to sit on the plane. Mr Irfan was going to a retreat in Florida with his wife, his 3 children, his brother, his sister in law and his friend.

“My wife and I are generally very careful about what we say when we step on the plane,” he said, adding that they have received suspicious looks in the past. “We're used to this sort of thing — but obviously not to this extent.”

The above statement is the saddest thing I have heard today. Is this what the world has come to? Giving people suspicious looks because of the color of their skin or where they were born? This kind of thing turns my stomach. What kind of values are we teaching our children?

Let me tell you, it's a sad day for the "land of the free" when people a free to be prejudiced.

Muchacho Enfermo

1 comment:

bradysbeau said...

I'm not sure what we are teaching our kids but we'd better be teaching them how WE feel and not what is seen in our world. Good post Thanks