October 25, 2010, - 2:05 pm
A Federal Air Marshal (FAM) friend of mine wrote, last week, regarding the Juan Williams comments on FOX News that got him fired from National Palestinian Radio a/k/a NPR. As you’ll recall, Williams said he worries and feels nervous when he sees passengers in Muslim garb on a plane. My FAM friend agreed with Williams. (Remember, this is a big, tough guy with a gun, not the puny Juan Williams.)
Every Air Marshal I know, including me, gets nervous every time we see a Muslim all garbed up on a plane. We watch them like a hawk…. and I’m sure the passengers expect us to.
I guess that makes me a bigot with a gun and a badge. So be it.
I’d rather be a bigot with a plane that lands safely……. then a politically correct NPR worshiper with a blown up plane over the Atlantic.
The politically correct world in which we live seems to forget one thing: the scariest experience in the skies is not “flying while Muslim.” It’s flying while non-Muslim.
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