Man Detained And Misses Flight For Speaking Tamil

A man missed his flight last Saturday after an airport worker overheard him speaking Tamil, a South Asian language, on his cell phone. The worker reported the “suspicious” behavior and airport security held the passenger was for questioning.

    ” [Airport spokesman] Bob Parker had no explanation as to why a man speaking Tamil, which is spoken worldwide, would be considered suspicious…

    Parker said the man was cooperative and boarded a later flight to Texas. He told officials that he would not speak in a foreign language on his cell phone at an airport in the future.”

Remain vigilant against terrorism. Read the sign above. At airports, bridges, and national monuments, report sightings of speech bubbles containing similar script.

Man questioned and misses flight for speaking Tamil” [Seattle PI]