...Despite a burgeoning bureaucracy and millions spent monitoring aviation screening, it took a smudgy YouTube video to awaken the government to the fact that face-veiled passengers appeared to be bounding onto planes without necessary security checks. The tentative verdict: Some airport security staff, confronted by unco-operative masked travellers or their male handlers, simply give up and allow boarding without face identification.See, in Canada we're so excruciatingly "sensitive" (or "simpleton": same thing), a legacy of decades of conditioning by the "human rights" establishment and its collective mishegas, that we'd rather risk a gal bag-wearer toting a bomb in her unmentionables than be accused of "racial profiling": in Trudeaupia, the possibility of a blown-apart passenger jet is distressing, but an accusation of bigotry is truly heinous.
YouTube revelations led to more disclosures. Respected Middle East scholar, Daniel Pipes, witnessed beveiled folk -- whether male or female, he couldn't tell -- swanning unchallenged through Canadian boarding controls. A former U.S. Special Forces soldier reportedly saw arrogant face-veiled women "harangue" and threaten a screener with lawsuits for daring to ask to see their faces in a private room. The screener caved, let them pass, and was humiliated with laughter from the victorious women who -- in Arabic -- disparaged "simpleton Canadians."
"Simpleton Canadians?" Quite so. For this fiasco makes a farce and fraud of Canadian jurisdiction, no-fly lists, security regulations -- and ministerial declarations.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Does Fluffy, Multiculti-Besotted Canada Have What It Takes To Screen Gal Bag-Wearers at the Airport?
Security expert David Harris, writing in the Montreal Gazette, thinks not: