Need to be scared? OK. - Here is an article on WomensWallstreet.com that will more than likely scar the crap out of you and make you swear off flying or at the least make you that much more vigilant on flights.
It's by Annie Jacobsen and is titled, "Terror in the Skies, Again?"
On June 29, 2004, at 12:28 p.m., I flew on Northwest Airlines flight #327 from Detroit to Los Angeles with my husband and our young son. Also on our flight were 14 Middle Eastern men between the ages of approximately 20 and 50 years old. What I experienced during that flight has caused me to question whether the United States of America can realistically uphold the civil liberties of every individual, even non-citizens, and protect its citizens from terrorist threats.
And here's an excerpt from further into the article:
Suddenly, seven of the men stood up -- in unison -- and walked to the front and back lavatories. One by one, they went into the two lavatories, each spending about four minutes inside. Right in front of us, two men stood up against the emergency exit door, waiting for the lavatory to become available. The men spoke in Arabic among themselves and to the man in the yellow shirt sitting nearby. One of the men took his camera into the lavatory. Another took his cell phone. Again, no one approached the men. Not one of the flight attendants asked them to sit down. I watched as the man in the yellow shirt, still in his seat, reached inside his shirt and pulled out a small red book. He read a few pages, then put the book back inside his shirt. He pulled the book out again, read a page or two more, and put it back. He continued to do this several more times.
If you ask me, that book part sounds like he was preparing his soul for death via scriptures in the Koran.
I highly suggest reading this article. Makes you wonder why more of the big media isn't reporting this story.
[hat tip to Marsha West and her eMail Brigade]