There’s so much that could be said about this story — and now that I’ve gotten started, I’ll probably end up spluttering and waving my arms and getting red in the face and annoying my significant other.
So I’ll just mention a couple of things. First of all, notice that Canada’s Transportation Minister isn’t a bit embarrassed. He’s proud that Canada’s air security has met its #1 goal, which is… not to discriminate!
No profiling. No racism. No Islamophobia.
That’s what makes it safe for Canadians to fly!
Now, we all know that this woman would have breezed right on through security if she’d been in hijab. So that gave me an idea: all kuffar women should wear hijab when they fly. Maybe Talbot’s and other outlets could introduce a special line of clothing. Call it “Infidel Airport Hijab: designed for the discriminating kafira who doesn’t want to be discriminated against!”
Sure, it would be a little hot and uncomfortable. But think of all the time you’d save standing in line — plus, if anybody did pat you down, you could sue them down to their jockeys for profiling you. It’s win-win.
As for men, they could wear those little Islamo-beanies and carry a copy of the Koran. To make the outfit even more effective, a long bushy beard serves to accessorize it nicely.
“Be arresting — but don’t get arrested!”
Anyway, it’s just a thought. Here’s the story from The Montreal Gazette:
Ottawa Airport Security Terrorize Disabled Granny, 85
OTTAWA — Transportation Minister John Baird was unapologetic Sunday about the invasive search of an 85-year-old woman conducted by security personnel at the Ottawa Airport.
Baird was asked by media Sunday about the treatment of the four-foot-10, 90-pound woman who was travelling from Ottawa to Toronto on Dec. 28. The woman was asked to remove her boots and then unzip her pants. A female inspection officer then poked at her abdomen.
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The woman’s niece, Cynthia Sutcliffe, said that the former federal public servant is now “terrified” of airport security and that the search was “extreme.”
But Baird argued that even people who seem non-threatening cannot be disregarded by security.
“The reality is, as we’ve seen in Iraq, the al-Qaida network has put explosive devices on developmentally disabled adults and then sent them into marketplaces where their bombs were detonated,” Baird said on the Sunday TV show Question Period. “Obviously we have to deal with every concern. I think we should use common sense.”
But Sutcliffe said her aunt’s search doesn’t pass that “common sense” test.
Hat tip: JD.