Arabic T-Shirt Incident Prompts Rights Lawsuit

August 10, 2007


Source: New York Sun

The Department of Homeland Security is facing a legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union over the treatment of a passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the days after a major terrorism alert.

The passenger, who was born in Iraq, was forced to cover up Arabic script on his T-shirt before he was permitted to board a JetBlue flight last year, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan yesterday.