Dear Muslimo

Stop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you get stopped and harassed and interrogated and strip searched every time you try to travel . . . yawn . . . don’t tell me yet again, I know you’re constantly judged based on superficial similarities to bad people, and you can’t live where you please without enduring rude questions and harassment from rubes who think you’re a terrorist or infiltrator, and the government is allowed to detain you indefinitely without trial if you behave suspiciously, and you’ll never be able to take a piloting class or run a marathon or buy fertilizer without ending up on a dozen watch lists. But stop whining, will you. Think of the suffering your poor British brothers have to put up with.

Only this week I heard of one, he calls himself “Richard Dawkins,” and do you know what happened to him? A TSA security agent took away his jar of honey. I am not exaggerating. He really did. He took his jar of honey. Of course he protested, and of course he knew the preexisting security rules, but even so . . .

And you, Muslimo, think you have inconvenience, intrusion, and harassment to complain about! For goodness sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin.


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14 Responses to Perspective

  1. maggiesausage says:


    Anyway, I thought THE PRINCIPLE of honey confiscation and other such measures wasn’t to keep human terrorists out, but to protect biosecurity. Something a biologist should surely be aware of.

  2. Justen B says:

    Poignant point there, maggiesausage.

  3. This is a good post and you should feel good.

  4. giliell says:

    Don’t forget “might be killed by a drone-strike just because you live on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan”

  5. Yakaru says:

    Well done.

    ….I always thought overblown airport security was the result of paranoia and propaganda. I didn’t realize it was bin Laden who wrote the policy and forced it through.

  6. latsottsot says:

    You educate AND entertain.

  7. Your mocking of this mild aggravation is unacceptable and I must boycott you.

  8. This is awesome. Brilliant response.

  9. Skeptico says:

    Nice one.

  10. Billybob Thornton says:

    I don’t think it was a TSA security guy. It was in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  11. Caine says:

    Bloody brilliant. Thank you.

  12. Daz says:


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