She was searched and searched and searched. She’s Muslim. She was traveling to Turkey. Profiling, anyone?

Photo: Anthony Moretti, 8Jan2017

You’ve likely never met Lubana Adi. You likely wouldn’t be able to pick her out of a crowd. But if you want to know what profiling looks like, then you should read what she wrote in the Los Angeles Times about her recent ordeals with TSA.

I was allowed to board but barely settled in my seat when two armed men approached from the front of the plane, another two from the back. I was required to undergo a final interrogation in the small open area where the boarding ramp meets the aircraft. This time, one of my interrogators asked in Arabic: “Do you have Daesh” — the Arabic acronym for Islamic State — “in your city?” …

They allowed me to re-board with a parting promise: “We’ll be waiting for you when you come back.”

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