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Old 03-12-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: southern california
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is rough on arab and pakistan people. but they expect it and are pretty patient about it. now if you were doing it the american way. u would keep all the appearance of a terrorist act suspicious as all get out and then complain just howl about racial profiling.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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There are many people walking around Paris with similar looks to yours.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I mean the stereotypical Middle Eastern appearance that Americans are used to. Black hair, brown eyes, and skin color that is usually olive or light brown. As an American of that background I was wondering if I should bother going to Paris this summer for about 2 weeks for just a tour or whether I can expect a lot of hostility.
I would say that in Charles de Gaulle airport, you may experience somewhat heightened suspicion directed towards you from the security people. The "flying while arab/middle-eastern-looking" thing exists in France as it does in the United States.

But once you leave the airport, nobody really cares about it. I don't know how anyone can not have an awesome time in France (and western Europe in general) as long as you have plenty of money to spend <--- that is the key. They are hungry for tourist $$$$. Speaking the language certainly helps too.

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Old 03-12-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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So let me get it straight. They are hungry for tourist dollars but I would still get searched and treated like a second class citizen despite the fact that I am nothing like the Middle Eastern immigrants they have there?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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So let me get it straight. They are hungry for tourist dollars but I would still get searched and treated like a second class citizen despite the fact that I am nothing like the Middle Eastern immigrants they have there?
So let me get it straight. Virtually everyone who answered said the exact opposite of that and somehow none of that got through to you?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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is rough on arab and pakistan people. but they expect it and are pretty patient about it. now if you were doing it the american way. u would keep all the appearance of a terrorist act suspicious as all get out and then complain just howl about racial profiling.
^ how is this people telling me the exact opposite?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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^ how is this people telling me the exact opposite?
virtually everyone--of course, you ignored pretty much all the other comments and then you're going to get all pissy about this and then everyone will figure out you're the same guy that continuously asks the stupidest questions who wants more than anything to reaffirm your own stereotypes of what other people like to stereotype before you get banned again and then make another account because you need serious psychological help and/or a job.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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I would say that in Charles de Gaulle airport, you may experience somewhat heightened suspicion directed towards you from the security people. The "flying while arab/middle-eastern-looking" thing exists in France as it does in the United States.

But once you leave the airport, nobody really cares about it. I don't know how anyone can not have an awesome time in France (and western Europe in general) as long as you have plenty of money to spend <--- that is the key. They are hungry for tourist $$$$. Speaking the language certainly helps too.
^ and this post?

not virtually everyone now is it?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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What are you trying to prove? Pretty sure the proper conclusion is:

It won't matter, except maybe at the airport's security checkpoints (whch everyone hate anyway) and if you meet Huckleberry3911948.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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What are you trying to prove? Pretty sure the proper conclusion is:

It won't matter, except maybe at the airport's security checkpoints (whch everyone hate anyway) and if you meet Huckleberry3911948.
ya but that guy's reputation, how in the world did he get a reputation like that if he makes the post he does?
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