Delicate Balance: Airline Security vs. Personal Privacy

"Given the choice between losing my privacy, some of it, and losing my life or losing someone I love, I'm going to choose to lose some privacy," Baker said.

The devices are already in place in some airports and there are some in Amsterdam where Abdulmutallab allegedly sneaked the explosives through security, but it is unclear whether Abdulmutallab went through them.

Racial Profiling Concerns Raised

Two days after the alleged Christmas Day bombing attack, a second flight bound for Detroit was the center of another bomb scare when a man from Nigeria refused to leave the lavatory and then became verbally abusive to the crew.

After investigators detained the man and executed a thorough search of the plane and all the luggage on board, they determined the man had been suffering from food poisoning.

Also, two Middle Eastern men were removed from a flight in Phoenix Saturday and were questioned by the FBI for talking "suspiciously" in a foreign language, ABC News' Phoenix affiliate ABC15 reported.

The two men were reportedly watching "The Kingdom" on a portable DVD player while talking and a female passenger, who thought this suspicious, reported the men to the flight crew. The movie is about the bombing of a U.S. facility in the Middle East.

The men were fully cooperative and the FBI determined they had done nothing wrong.

Following that incident, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations expressed concerns about racial profiling.

"While everyone supports robust airline security measures, racial and religious profiling are, in fact, counterproductive and can lead to a climate of insecurity and fear," said Ibrahim Hooper, the group's communications director.

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