Arabic Assassin Fired as Baggage Screener

I’m not even sure what to make of this one: The TSA has fired Bassam Khalaf, a baggage screener at Houston Intercontinental Airport. Here’s the odd part: Khalaf is an aspiring rapper who goes by the name Arabic Assassin. Oh, and he has rapped about flying a plane into a building. And his album is called Terror Alert. Apparently, the government didn’t like that so much, so he was fired. At first it seemed reasonable that you wouldn’t want a guy rapping about terrorism, then checking people’s luggage. But the more I think about it, the more annoying this is: Could any of us be fired from our jobs because of what we say during our off hours? What if Khalaf wrote a novel where he mentioned terrorism? Would be fired for that? What if he said that terrorism was bad? This will probably not be the last we hear of this…

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  1. That guy just destroyed his own life by making those moves. But I beleive I found a more positive rap artist who I beleive is also Muslim. His name is WhoSayin? and he is pretty good. I saw his forum on NobodySmiling.com and thought his music is worth listening to. He opens his CD by stating how he is not a thug/gangster type of guy. Here’s his site, http://www.soundclick.com/whosayin