Northwest Airlines delayed a group of Muslims entering the US from Saudi Arabia who violated international check-in procedures. The Council on American-Islamic Relations responded with howls of discrimination, and now an apologetic Northwest is doling out compensation. This is absurd, says Annie Jacobsen. The author of Terror in the Skies: Why 9/11 Could Happen Again explains why caving in to false claims of discrimination poses a serious threat to our airline security.
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