Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An Addendum to Yesterday

And here, in today's Boston Globe, in light of what I wrote yesterday...

'At Logan International Airport Tuesday morning, a United Airlines flight to Chicago was brought back to the gate ­after passengers expressed fear over two people speaking a foreign language, said aviation authorities. Passengers and bags were taken off the plane and re-screened, and two people were rebooked on a later flight, said United Airlines spokeswoman Christen David.'

I certainly cannot stand on any higher ground, but it is disappointing that the world is going the way of my own first, primitive instincts. Never mind the immediate assumption that it was a Muslim (the Boston Police interviewed a Saudi victim of the blast, as they are interviewing all survivors, and this got blown up into an 'interrogation of a Saudi suspect.')

And this guy is absolutely write:

But I still don't want to hear it now--there are a lot of people in the U.S, and probably especially in Boston, who are thoughtful enough to realize that those murdered overseas in their name cause the same pain to family and friends (and yes,many many who don't, and don't care)


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