Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Muslims Ask TSA for Hajib Pat Down Expemption

(CNSNews.com) – When asked today if she [Napolitano] will insist that Muslim women wearing hijabs must go through full body pat downs before boarding planes, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not say yes or no, but told CNSNews.com there will be “adjustments” and “more to come” on the issue.

“Look, we have, like I said before, we are doing what we need to do to protect the traveling public and adjustments will be made where they need to be made,” Napolitano responded. “With respect to that particular issue, I think there will be more to come. But, again, the goal here, you know, we’re not doing this just to do it. We’re doing it because we need to keep powders and gels and liquids off of planes that are unauthorized just as we need to keep metals off of planes.
If, in fact, anything comes of this it essentially destroys the rationale for the universal screening and pat down.  We pat down and humiliate great grandmothers with colostomy bags and toddlers with broken legs in wheel chairs because we dare not numerically discriminate against the very people manifestly more likely to hijack or blow up an airplane. That's not to say that somewhere out there there exists an 80 year old Scandi follower of the "Pale Blonde Liberation Front" ready to board a plane, but the likelihood is sufficiently low that it can be safely ignored for now.

In a sense, I hope they go through with this, as it may well spell the end of the TSA insanity.

Original article found through Maggie's Notebook.

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