Stick to English, Abdullah*

I D I O T .

“I’m sorry,” Makhzoomi responded. “I shouldn’t have done that.” But the employee continued to be accusatory, and Makhzoomi said he grew frustrated. Exasperated, the college student said, “This is what Islamophobia has done.”

NO. That is what Islamism has done.

Is life better here or in Iraq? Make up your mind.


* Or whatever it is you call yourself.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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3 Responses to Stick to English, Abdullah*

  1. burkemblog says:

    Why should a native speaker of Arabic speak to another native speaker of Arabic in another language just to make some flight attendants and passengers happy? I think that Southwest mishandled this, and I find myself on the side of the caller here. Then again, I have a number of Muslim students every semester, so perhaps I am not as frightened as these flight attendants were.


  2. LBL '94 says:

    It seems that there is more to the story. I found it hard to believe the facts as originally presented.

    “A Southwest passenger onboard flight 4620 heard another passenger make comments perceived to be threatening and notified our Crew. Both passengers involved in the situation spoke a shared language, Arabic. Our Crew responded by following protocol, as required by federal law, to investigate and report to law enforcement agencies any potential threat to civil aviation. It was the content of the passenger’s conversation, not the language used, that prompted the report leading to our investigation.”


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