Philadelphia: Student Sues Over Detention at Airportfor Arabic-Language Flashcards

Francis Hult francis.hult at utsa.edu
Fri Feb 12 16:07:40 UTC 2010


Via lgpolicy...


Student Sues Over Detention at Airport for Arabic-Language Flashcards
By Karin Fischer

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on
Wednesday on behalf of a Pomona College student who says he was
interrogated, handcuffed, and held for five hours at Philadelphia
International Airport last summer because he was carrying a set of
Arabic-English flashcards as part of his college language studies. The
student, Nicholas George, who was later released, alleges that a
Transportation Security Administration supervisor asked his views of
the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and what language Osama bin
Laden speaks, adding, "Do you see why these cards are suspicious?"

Full story:
http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Sues-Over-Detention-at/64117/



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