A small team of air marshals, as part of the 'Quiet Skies' program, are looking for behaviors like abnormal awareness of surroundings, excessive fidgeting or perspiration, and rapid eye blinking, according to a bombshell report by the Boston Globe. And it's leaving many travelers feeling unsettled.
"Is there a specific demographic you're targeting, or is this random? That would be weird if someone was watching my habits on a plane," said Antea Birchett, who was at Detroit Metro Airport today, after flying back home from a trip.
But it's the Muslim community in Metro Detroit that's particularly worried.
"The Department of Homeland Security has a history of racial profiling," said Dawud Walid, Executive Director at the Michigan branch of CAIR, a Muslim civil rights organization.