Algeria: Spot the Terrorist

Algerian blogger and journalist Slimane Boussoufa, who is based in London, UK, narrates to us his experiences crossing borders and how people look at him if he is carrying a backpack in the London Underground.
“It is to be regretted that young Arabs, especially the educated and well groomed, have become victims of both Arab and western security apparatuses. In the west, this targeted group has fallen prey to presupposed notions and misconceptions created by the ever wily media, which has perpetuated and deeply etched these stereotypes into the western national conscience.
People here and elsewhere seem to forget that, like their counterparts everywhere, Arab youths also fear terrorist attacks on the transport system,” he writes.

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