It's the way it has always been and the way it will always be. If the Captain/commanding officer of a vessel or an aircraft have reason to restrict passage to an indivdual, they do it. No questions asked!
Perhaps the "gracious ones" could have left their traditional garb in the suitcase and dressed as a normal, traveling citizen. There wouldn't have been a problem. This is a tricky, iffy world we deal with these days, especially regarding those from the middle east that threaten more terrorism to our people and our country. You don't just walk around being pompous, sporting arab dress while boarding aircraft drawing attention to yourself in such a manner. There is no need for such "advertisement" as it is inflammatory to the other passengers, NOT descriminitory!!!
Far too many Americans learned all they needed to know abour Islam after 9/11!!! So, get your little lawsuit together and we'll get ours!
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