An Iraqi architect says he was not allowed to board a Jet Blue flight
at JFK because of the Arabic inscription on his t-shirt.
REPORTER: Raed Jarrar was wearing a T-shirt that read We Will
Not Be Silent in Arabic and English, when he was approached by security officers.
The officers said the Arabic script was upsetting other passengers, and told
Jarrar to either turn the shirt inside out or wear something else. Jarrar protested
but finally wore a T-shirt provided by a Jet Blue employee.
JARRAR: I grew up and spent all my life living under authoritarian
regimes. and i know that these things happen. But I'm shocked that they happened
to me here, in the U.S. Especially that I moved from Iraq because of the war
that was waged in Iraq under titles like democracy and freedom.
REPORTER: A spokesman for Jet Blue says the airline is investigating
to see if the security officers were with the airline, the Transportation Security
Administration or the Port Authority. He also said the airline does not forbid
Arabic T-shirts, but that it does take into account the concerns of its passengers.
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