Angst en Wantrouwen

Hoe vaak heb je al gezegd dat je iemand zou kunnen vermoorden? Dat je iemand zijn strot zou omwringen? Iedereen zegt dat toch wel eens?
Of dat je, in een grote zaal, wachtend op het doek dat opent of de muzikanten die binnenkomen, je samen met je partner afgevraagd hebt waar nu de veiligste plek zou zijn als er brand zou uitbreken? Dus dan zijn we allemaal terroristen
Zoals in volgend verhaal.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A day after a Muslim family was removed from a flight at Reagan National Airport near Washington, officials of AirTran Airways and the family stood their ground Friday, each accusing the other of misconduct.
Kashif Irfan, left, and his brother Atif Irfan were among family members removed from the flight Thursday.

The families of Atif Irfan, a tax attorney, and his brother Kashif Irfan, an anesthesiologist, were removed from a flight before takeoff Thursday after a passenger reported hearing Atif Irfan’s wife say something the passenger thought was suspicious.

The airline declined to say what comment was overheard. But Atif Irfan say the couple was discussing the safest place to sit on a plane and speculates that someone misconstrued their intent.

Family members Friday said they are particularly concerned about AirTran’s actions after they were removed from the flight. AirTran refused to rebook the family on a subsequent flight, even after FBI agents cleared them of wrongdoing and intervened on their behalf, the Irfans said.

“The FBI agents actually cleared our names,” said Inayet Sahin, Kashif Irfan’s wife. “And they went on our behalf and spoke to the airlines and said, ‘There is no suspicious activity here. They are clear. Please let them get on a flight so they can go on their vacation,’ and they still refused.” Video Watch Muslims recount how they were kicked off plane »

On Friday, AirTran released a statement saying it acted properly.
“Six of the nine detained passengers approached the customer service counter and asked to be rebooked to Orlando,” the AirTran statement says.

Angst en wantrouwen. Beiden heel slechte raadgevers.
Wat was het verschil tussen de anti-geweld-in-Gaza betoging in Antwerpen en die van gisteren in Brussel? In Antwerpen was men bang en heeft de politie ‘preventief’ gechargeerd. Dan krijg je reactie op actie. Uiteraard. In Brussel werden de demonstranten door de politie goed in de gaten gehouden, geen charges, geen geweld.

Geplaatst door cedille op http://cedilletje.blogspot.com/2009/01/angst-en-wantrouwen.html

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