Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Muslims to face extra travel security checks
Well this is about flaming time. We have had to suffer this extra security at airports for a few years, and pay extra for the thing. They should make muslims pay even more for their added security.
For real security, you want to see any EL-AL flights, we bet they don't pay extra for their security. An armed police vehicle goes with the taxiing plane as far as the main runway.
We have seen the total stupidity of the current method, which would be laughable if it wasn't so silly and embarassing , for example; of our old ladies being searched just to appease the muslims in the UK. Holidaymakers jetting off to Spain or wherever being searched as if they were top Al Quaida operatives. We all know what likely perpetrators look like, and these people do not fly to the Algarve or Tenerife for two weeks staying at the Hotel Miramar .
We don't think the Asians are going to like it though.
August 15, 2006
Muslims face extra checks in new travel crackdown By Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent
THE Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.
The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.
The system would be much more sophisticated than simply picking out young men of Asian appearance. But it would cause outrage in the Muslim community because its members would be far more likely to be selected for extra checks.
Officials at the Department for Transport (DfT) have discussed the practicalities of introducing such a system with airport operators, including BAA. They believe that it would be more effective at identifying potential terrorists than the existing random searches.
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