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Old 07-03-2009, 10:21 AM
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As you'll see from reading my other question, I'm an ex-Muslim, now atheist. I was in jewelry import-export before my son was born, which meant traveling a lot for marketing deals. Once 9/11 occurred, it meant being stopped every single time, simply because of my name being Arab. Now, I'm not a Muslim, I have never worn a burqua since age fourteen (even then only sometimes). I always dress like the Western, modern woman I am, but still it was happening. I'm not fond of Islam, but don't think practicing Muslims should be treated like this either. Tell me, how is this now ethnic profiling? I was going to Europe and Africa, never the Middle East-it still happened every time it seems like.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:25 AM
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The fact that you dealt with import/export and did a lot of traveling would make me think they would watch you a little more carefully now. Sorry it has to happen, but it does.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:28 AM
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Apparently there is a reason for the profiling. Which group was responsible for the 9/11 attack on America ? If you wish all of us to trust the rest of the world, then you are living in a Liberal dream world expoused by our liberal President Obama.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:32 AM
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it is ethnic profiling
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:36 AM
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I always hate going into religion, I myself am a free thinker (it's cleaner, and more fun, I think.)If they keep stopping you for checks etc. you have to take into account two things;1. Since 9/11, security had to be pushed up as a mandatory procedure to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again.2. There have been cases of ethnic profiling everywhere, from airports to streets.I would say, that while it IS considered ethnic profiling, and probably also because of your name, they are stopping you. Many people in many countries look like other people in other countries nowadays, so do you think this would have happened if your name was more Western?Maybe, maybe not.
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