August 20th, 2006

dp

Passengers refuse to fly because...

some of them speak Arabic. [Via Instapundit.]

And I agree with his curt remarks: The two guys were likely entirely innocent, and didn't deserve this, but this is the kind of thing that happens when people don't trust the authorities to protect them. Over time, I fear that excessive political correctness on the part of governments will breed the reverse elsewhere. I just hope that the cool heads will eventually prevail.

Update. More [from BBC]. Quote: She said she had heard them saying it was the last 30 minutes of their lives. They were cleared for flight later.