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TSA detains Middle-Eastern Studies major for carrying Arabic-English flashcards

• BoingBoing
Nicholas George, a senior in Middle-Eastern Studies at Pomona College, was detained, handcuffed, and intensively questioned by the TSA while trying to catch a flight back to school from Philadelphia. The TSA guards found English-Arabic flashcards in his luggage and said that because Osama bin Laden spoke Arabic, "these cards are suspicious." The FBI was called in, and an agent called him a "fucking idiot" when he asked why he was being held. After being asked if he was a communist or a Muslim, he was released. He was not read his rights at any time. 

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Comment by Lola Flores
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 Paranoia, it'll destroy ya

Comment by Found Zero
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All of that training and expense is sure paying off. Give this man a medal boys.


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