The terrorism of fear is the goal of terrorism. It has turned our national fear of terrorists into its our own homegrown form of terrorism.
Dan MacArthur writes of modern day witch hunts:
Hebshi is a self-described half-Jewish, half-Arabic, dark-skinned mother of twins. Armed agents handcuffed her and removed her from a flight from Denver to Detroit on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fighter jets accompanied the aircraft to its destination where it was isolated and surrounded by officers.
It seems that fellow passengers expressed suspicions to the flight crew about Hebshi and a couple of men sitting in her row who they believed spent an inordinate amount of time in the restroom.
Hebshi was placed in a holding cell, strip-searched and interrogated. She told The Associated Press that she felt “violated, humiliated and sure that I was being taken from the plane simply because of my appearance.”
She was released after four hours with profuse apologies for the inconvenience. But that was small comfort to Hebshi and certainly would be for my wife.
My wife fears she may be similarly targeted as a dark-haired, dark-eyed Nebraska-American — burdens she bears with grace in a blonde-worshipping, Big Red-loathing state.