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240,000 dollars awarded to man forced to cover Arab T-shirt

An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been awarded 240,000 dollars in compensation, campaigners said Monday.

Raed Jarrar received the pay out on Friday from two US Transportation Security Authority officials and from JetBlue Airways following the August 2006 incident at New York's JFK Airport, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced.

"The outcome of this case is a victory for free speech and a blow to the discriminatory practice of racial profiling," said Aden Fine, a lawyer with ACLU.

Jarrar, a US resident, was apprehended as he waited to board a JetBlue flight from New York to Oakland, California, and told to remove his shirt, which had written on it in Arabic: "We will not be silent."

He was told other passengers felt uncomfortable because an Arabic-inscribed T-shirt in an airport was like "wearing a T-shirt at a bank stating, I am a robber,'" the ACLU said.

Jarrar eventually agreed to cover his shirt with another provided by JetBlue. He was allowed aboard but his seat was changed from the front to the back of the aircraft.

Last week, nine Muslims, including three children, were ordered off a domestic US flight after passengers heard what they believed were suspicious remarks about security.

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I am heading to an airport near me to make some $$$
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Anyone that can translate will get a bonus point
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You want to do WHAT to Muffy's momma?
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Now read it what it says exactly, word for word
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Doesn't Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport have a restraining order requiring you to keep a distance of 2 miles from the airport for trying to board an AIPAC junket flight in a kosher G string?

Note to BWOT...
drewprof was lead from the jetway screaming, "הבה נגילה this, you motherfu... before he was gagged with a bagel and a schmear.

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Your Mama any Tabb's rare poison
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No, don't try to translate to Arabic, hint hint hint
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