Profile of a ‘Terrorist’ – Ashburn Patch Article

Backpacking through EuropeAt 19 years old, I fit the profile of a terrorist. It was the summer of 1998 and I decided to go backpacking through Europe before studying abroad in Italy. At every checkpoint, in every airport, I was stopped by officials. Even at the check-in counter, I was asked why I had only one backpack as luggage, and why I had only purchased a one-way ticket.

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