Just a t-shirt.
With writing on it that airport officials could not translate.
He was then made to put another t-shirt on over it in order to board the plane.
He was not allowed to sit in the seat he was originally assigned, he was made to sit in the back of the plane.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
Entire interview here
A growing movement across the country is challenging what appears to be an increase in racial profiling at airports. More and more travelers are donning T-shirts that say "We Will Not Be Silent" in English and Arabic in solidarity with Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar who was forced to change the T-Shirt before boarding a Jet Blue Airways flight at Kennedy airport.
Artists Against War Started the t-shirt message “We Will Not Be Silent”
Their mission statement:
"We Will Not Be Silent" is a statement attributed to a student-resistance movement in Nazi Germany called The White Rose. It is a statement of purpose, intended to inspire acts of resistance and dissent against a corrupt government that abuses its power, and abandons the rule of law.
All of us who believe in our freedom and that of others, social justice, and are against a policy of war, torture and lies, cannot afford to be silent now.
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