The creator of a well-known British cartoon character made a little mistake when he went through security before boarding a flight at Gatwick Airport. As a response to seeing a fully-veiled Muslima being passed through screening without showing her face, he joked to a nearby security officer, “If I was wearing this scarf over my face, I wonder what would happen.”
Well, you can imagine what happened next. He was confronted by officials and the police were called and he was detained for an hour for questioning, thoroughly ruining his trip.
In other news, the European Central Bank is
printing money easing liquidity again in response to the continuing sluggishness of the economy and in anticipation of a credit crunch.
To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.
Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.
Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.
Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.