[ExI] intolerant minds, a different flavor

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu May 7 15:48:24 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:09 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you try to board a plane while making jokes about bombs and
> terrorists, you will be arrested. If you board a plane and look
> Arabic, look nervous and chat in a foreign language on a mobile phone,
> you might well be arrested after complaints from other passengers.

Why, "being arrested" has different meanings.

I am perhaps over-optimistic, but I am reluctant to believe that you
might be tried, convicted and do jail time because you tried to board
a plane while looking Arabic and speaking nervously on a mobile phone,
or because you made jokes about bombs and terrorists Or at least I
doubt that such a development would be a legally sound conclusion in
the statutory system of the US of A.

On the contrary, limitations of free speech exist in many countries
which are of an entirely official and legal nature, and are
exclusively based on the nature of what is being said.

Stefano Vaj

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