Is this really what we have come to? The British public get people kicked off a plane because those people speak Arabic?
Now, admittedly, this is a report from the Daily Mail, so I’m not exactly expecting an un-biased report, but come on people I had honestly thought the Joe Public wasn’t going to fall for the sensationalism that the media and government keep throwing out, but it appears my belief in the common sense of my countrymen was misplaced.
Admitedly, I was not there, and I can’t judge at all whether they were acting like they were suicide bombers, but from the descriptions of their ’suspicious behaviour and appearance’ found in the report it’s my belief they weren’t.
Mrs Schofield, 38, said: “The plane was not yet full and it became apparent that people were refusing to board. In the gate waiting area, people had been talking about these two, who looked really suspicious with their heavy clothing, scruffy, rough, appearance and long hair.
“Some of the older children, who had seen the terror alert on television, were starting to mutter things like, ‘Those two look like they’re bombers.’
“Then a family stood up and walked off the aircraft. They were joined by others, about eight in all. We learned later that six or seven people had refused to get on the plane.”
Your basis for thinking someone is a terrorist is that they have a scruffy appearance, long hair, wear heavy clothes, and your kids say they look like terrorist?
What is so suspicious about wearing heavy clothing on a cool day, talking in a native language, and checking your watches a lot when you’re on a plane and obviously waiting for it to get moving after a delay. It looks much more likely that some close minded people took the crap that the media has been feeding them and then followed it through to the natural conclusion of racist bigotry.