After reading about blogger Raed Jarrar's experience at JFK (he was forced to take off a shirt with Arabic writing on it or miss his flight), I finally stopped being depressed about the war on terror and began being proactively pissed off. I made this shirt, which says "I am not a terrorist" in Arabic. I plan to wear it every time I go to the airport from now on.On the t-shirt site, Tim says: "All the shirts are set to $1.00 more than the Spreadshirt base price – all profits will be sent to the ACLU."
Reader comment: George Murray says,
Xeni, Thanks for linking to the Arabic shirt. I just bought one. I'm a 6' 2", 220lbs white guy with red hair and an Scottish last name. I wonder what will happen when I try to wear it while flying from St. John's to Toronto in September. I'll let you know.Cindy Mosqueda says,
One thing: are we sure it doesn't say "I've got the mother of all bombs up my ass, please check"? Cause that would be bad.
black lava, has had a shirt reading the same thing for a while. a muslim friend named mohammad wears the shirt all the time, but leaves doesn't wear it when he's going to fly somewhere. i guess he has enough trouble with the name mohammad. Link
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.