January 16, 2001
Missing the point
Being searched at the airports is very humiliating but I think most
of us are missing the point Mr. Mirfenderesky is making ["Complain to..."].
I do not think he is happy about being humiliated either. From what I understand
from his letter, he is just stating that these searches and fingerprinting
are not illegal. He certainly is not supporting them.
Believe me, I have been humiliated both here and in Europe when I traveled
with Iranian passport. It is not a good feeling to see how terrible other
countries treat us simply because we are Iranian. But collective punishment
is a reality in this world even though it is not fair. "There is a
way it ought to be and there is a way it is."
Finally, I hope some of you are not going to accuse me of siding with
enemy like you did to Mr. Mirfendersky. I also do not think you can compare
him for stating his mind with members of that group who actually joined
and helped our enemy.