Anas Ayyad, who runs a pizza restaurant in Philadelphia, and his friend Maher Khalil, were asked to step aside before boarding [a Southwest] plane. The problem was caused when a fellow passenger, who had heard them talking in Arabic, claimed to be too afraid to fly with them. When they learnt that they would be denied entry onto the flight, Mr Khalil telephoned 911. “I didn't know what to do, so I called the cops," NBC reports Mr Khalil as having said. The pair were later allowed back on board.
That incident followed another last week in which six people of Middle Eastern descent were reportedly ejected from a Southwest flight after, according to ABC, they had asked passengers around them whether they could swap seats so that the group could sit together.
How difficult would it be to flip, those that fear imagined terrorists, into supporters of a massive totalitarian state? Terrorist attacks are events that are used by government to advance government interference in our lives. Terrorist attacks are horrific but the government actions following such attacks are worse. They put millions closer to being fully under the thumb of government.