It's no secret that now is not a popular time to be Muslim or Arab in America. Unfortunately, that doesn't only matter if we place stock in popularity contests. The repercussions are impacting these communities in different ways -- including our ability to travel and move about freely without fear of being profiled or subjected to excessive scrutiny.
Next time you're tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie. Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry's confusing photography rules.