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why do I always get picked for a "random" search at the airport?
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why do I always get picked for a "random" search at the airport?

Just because I wear a robe , sandals , a long beard , turban and Im from iraq it does not mean I am a terrorist I hate it when I am the only one they check it is racist !!!!!!!!!!


2009-12-07 16:16:30 +0000
Americans are the least traveled of the large industrial nations, so those different scare them.

2009-12-07 16:15:17 +0000
Poor you.
So do grandmas in wheelchairs who are American citizens.

2009-12-07 16:16:36 +0000
Shave the beard and wear a baseball cap and jeans and loafers. You are in America now not in some desert riding a camel. Also trying showering now and then.

2009-12-07 16:22:19 +0000
Sounds like JC himself would have a tough time boarding an airplane now. Howerever, he would understand and forgive them.

2009-12-07 16:50:03 +0000
It's not random, which I think you know. Sorry, but you look suspicious. If a guy with blonde hair and blue eyes was walking around Baghdad before the war, don't you think people would notice, and the authorities might give him a little more scrutiny?

I don't think it's right, but it is what it is. Shave, wear a suit and dress shoes, lose the turban and see if there's a change.

2009-12-07 16:17:10 +0000
Right, because people who wear a robe, sandals and a turban NEVER commit acts of terrorism.

2009-12-07 16:42:20 +0000
Aside from your appearance, the problem may be your name. Airport security personnel have lists of names on the "Do Not Fly" list. I used to travel with a runway model who had an Irish name--absolutely gorgeous 23 year old woman from New Jersey. But every time we would go to the airport, we would get pulled aside, not because they wanted to put their hands on a model, but because her name was the same as some Irish Republican Army terrorist.

I believe if you contact the FAA, there is a way to clear up this problem. Good luck.

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