Irrational Fear Of Olive-Skinned People

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

When you have people like Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity whipping up frenzy about Muslims in general, and telling Americans to be "on guard" against terrorist plots, it’s not surprising that things like this happen:

A conflict between passengers at Lindbergh Field Tuesday night caused the overnight delay of an American Airlines flight headed to Chicago.

Hmmm.  A conflict.  What about?

Televised reports claimed that the incident involved a group of six to seven Iraqi Americans and another passenger who was apparently uncomfortable that the men were speaking in Arabic.

Six to seven men speaking Arabic.  That was what they were doing — speaking Arabic — and that’s what caused the passenger to freak out, and cause a flight to be postponed until the following day.  Despite the fact that these men (along with everyone else) went through the security measures.

Well, who were these guys?  Imams?  Radical would-be terrorist plane exploders?  What?  Sadly, the article doesn’t say.  Oh, but this one does:

The six Iraqi passengers had been training Marines at Camp Pendleton and worked for Defense Training Systems, a unit of International Logistics Services Corp. of Anchorage, Alaska, said Dave Stephens, the company’s chief executive officer.

Hmmm.  Kinda sounds like they were on our side.