Talk:Pair taken off plane because of "suspicious" behaviour
The article says "the men were of Asian or Middle Eastern appearance", which sounds a little odd to me. Is this the UK use of the term "asian", which includes people from India, Pakistan, and neighbouring countries? It still seems like more of an either/or combination to me, rather than a pair of closely related racial groups. --Imroy 13:55, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
- Asian also includes China, Thailand, etc. You might want to brush up on your geography. 786 14:09, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Just wondering whether these events are becoming so frequent they are part of a continuing trend deserving an infobox? "Airplane disruptions" or something like that? Maybe not, just wondering about it. Neutralizer 15:23, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
- Oh, I think its pretty funny if category terrorism fills up with false allerts. Or you could make a seperate histeria infobox.
was not a good idea:
- it came too late.
- "incident was racist" is pov, the security authorities wld almost cerainly deny it.
Doldrums 13:55, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
It was a good idea:
- I noticed the POV title only recently.
- The relevant authorities say-"Patrick Mercer, a homeland security spokesman for the Conservative Party, told the Mail on Sunday today: "For those unfortunate two men to be victimised because of the colour of their skin is just nonsense.".
- published articles shldn't be changed "long after" publication (threshold has been 2 days), except to issue corrections. Mercer is a spokesman for a political patry, and as such, his views do not necessarily become uncontested truth - it's just one pov, and as i said earlier, one which will be denied by the security folks. i see no reason to highlight this one view in the title. Doldrums 14:39, 23 August 2006 (UTC)