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TGIF: Israeli take on American airport security January 22, 2010

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff, TGIF.
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This clip made me laugh so hard that I wanted to share it with you all. Thanks so much to Rina Ne’eman for tweeting it the other day! Enjoy!

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1. Delirious - January 23, 2010

this is one of the most racist pieces of rubbish I ever lay my eyes on.

I really fail to see any humor in that lame attempt to categorize all Muslims as terrorists.

jillsommer - January 23, 2010

I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it. I enjoyed the fact that they were making fun of America and our paranoid attitudes about security. I certainly didn’t view it as racist. We know not all Muslims are terrorists. Unfortunately the U.S. airport security folks don’t.

Ekios - January 23, 2010

I agree with jillsommer, this is more a criticism of the US security (hum) policy.

It’s well done so that’s why It can sounds racist, the us policy is that way.

2. Delirious - January 23, 2010

Hmmm… yes, I guess that when you focus on the paranoid attitude, it might be a trifle amusing.

But for someone coming from the Middle East, and more specifically from a country at war with Israel, the blatant racism/discrimination shown towards anyone with an “Arab name”, and the implicit mockery are somehow repulsing.

I’m not Muslim, but this won’t prevent me from being thoroughly searched and humiliated at airports just because I come from Lebanon, unfortunately… (not that I’m advocating for this to be done to Muslims only!)

Ah well… I guess this whole paranoia thing in the US is somehow starting to get out of control… if I base myself on the news I read every day. Some stories are simply ludicrous.

3. Ekios - January 23, 2010

Ah well… I guess this whole paranoia thing in the US is somehow starting to get out of control…

Yep, that’s the issue I think, they are losing it.


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