“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.” That’s the anti-terrorism slogan that’s plastered across subway cars, airport baggage claims, and train stations across the country. And it’s a good slogan, for the most part. Fighting terrorism is a communal effort. But we may need to clarify something: There has been a recent string of incidents in which airline passengers and employees have reported Muslims for simply looking like Muslims.
See, when we say, “see something,” we mean “something suspicious.” The following things do not count under the definition of “being suspicious.”