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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:25 AM

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240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

Mon Jan 5, 7:22 pm ET AFP/HO/File – Tail of a JetBlue airliner. An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic … NEW YORK (AFP) – An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been awarded 240,000 dollars in compensation, campaigners said Monday.

Raed Jarrar received the pay out on Friday from two US Transportation Security Authority officials and from JetBlue Airways following the August 2006 incident at New York's JFK Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced.

"The outcome of this case is a victory for free speech and a blow to the discriminatory practice of racial profiling," said Aden Fine, a lawyer with ACLU.

Jarrar, a US resident, was apprehended as he waited to board a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, and told to remove his shirt, which had written on it in Arabic: "We will not be silent."

He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable because an Arabic-inscribed T-shirt in an airport was like "wearing a T-shirt at a bank stating, I am a robber,'" the ACLU said.

5 years 28 weeks ago, 12:19 PM

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F that. The guy is free to wear what ever t-shirt he wants... but come on. The airline can make their own rules... similar to dress codes and restaurants and clubs. I went to a night club with my friends a while back and couldn't get in because I was wearing nike's not dress shoes. I should've called the ACLU. I could be rich right now! they sure won't have my back if I file a complaint about the GAP not letting me CCW in their store!

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 12:21 PM

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dress codes

i get that BS all the time because i wear bibs and logging boots.i just dont do business with them.

5 years 28 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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arab shirt

i dont get why the moron had to wear the shirt anyways, hes just starting shit i bet, and 240k is wayyy to much, hes probably just gonna buy lots of explosives and blow up jetblue airlines so...

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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It says, "We learn Arabic so you won't have to" from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. A gift from my daughter, a DLI graduate--in Arabic.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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I love it. Thanks for sharing...

5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:22 PM

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I really want to see you in a "T-Short" is this so your belly ring can be ogled? LOL

5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:25 PM

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hahaha t-short!

thats messed up

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:50 PM

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It has Arabic writting on it and I never had a problem at the airport, maybe it's the bald head and southern accent

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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but I see no way of editing it, so c'est la vie.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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this is absurd, the airline is a private company, so they can enforce any dress code that they deem necessary.

But if I am mistaken and the airline cannot infringe the rights protected by the Bill of Rights, I will be very happy that they can no longer infringe my second Amendment right to bear arms the next time I fly.

I am sure the ACLU will be chomping at the bit to help me protect my second amendment rights like they did this guys first amendment rights (sarcasm)

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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I do! I do!

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

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The aclu is a group that is destroying the Nation from within. They claim to be a civil rights organization but will only fight for the people who's agenda they support.
This organization is so leftist, america hating and evil.
Can you imagine the ACLU defending a Catholic church, Nativity Scene or even the boy scouts- no no no...they sued the boy scouts, catholic church and sued municipalities diplaying nativity scenes.
Can you imagine the ACLU sueing the San Francisco school board for removing Marine corps recruiters from their school campuses. No No, they actually sued the federal government to ban military recruiters from school campuses.
Sick degenerate scumbags...............
Also they get apid for their litigation. They actually milk the American public with billable hours. These billable hours are still part of the southern poverty law decision of 1964. In this decision ( I will look it up and post) the civil rights act provided money to legally fight injustices of segregation. This has turned into a billion dollar business for them- with your tax dollars. fuck fuck fuck

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:43 PM

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Infidel

I like the shirt that says infidel. I am going to buy one for each of my five children, and maybe my 2 dogs

5 years 28 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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need to sue the ACLU for all the stupid things they do.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 4:54 PM

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They are a liberal group of A$$ wipes.

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 5:06 PM

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NITRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not the creepy dawg again?

5 years 28 weeks ago, 7:31 PM

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Make up your mind, first ya don't like the creepy dog, so change to surprised dog and ya don't like him either............just to hard to please people.

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