Anyways, getting back to my point...
Inaction is very different than what white (Brits) people say is Ghandi's philosophy of "passive resistance". I think Ghandi preferred the term "satyagraha" (sp?) which is either Hindi or Sanskrit (I forget which) for "truth" and "effort" -- or in other words (in the context of pacifism) "your efforts to discover and obtain the resistance in truth" or something to that effect. Bottom line is he did not like British terms like "resistance" or "civil disobedience" or "principled pacifism" but since you and I don't speak Hindi/Sanskrit we are stuck with these inaccurate translations.
Since we are stuck speaking english I think the term "principled pacifism" is the closest type of pacifism we can use to describe Ghandi's work (in the mid to later years of his life) unless you are aware of a more accurate term. I m sure others may disagree.
Speaking of his later years.. you are aware that Martin Luther King Jr. used Ghandi's work as a foundation to his cause, right? Two great leaders, both described as pacifists, amongst other adjectives, by our scholars.
The bottom line is that this person in the library who did not show his ID should in no way, shape or form be compared to a pacifist. To do so would be insulting all types of true pacifisits or students of "satyagrahas". It is unfortunate that some people think anyone who puts on an anti-war t-shirt is automatically transformed into a pacifist. The term has been so diluted by these inaccurate depictions... some people's responses to this UCLA library incident are cases in point.