Skip to comments.Canadians outraged: Veiled Muslim women not required to lift veil, prove ID at airports
Posted on 11/23/2010 10:19:01 AM PST by La Lydia
Canadian airport security personnel do not ask veiled Muslims women to lift their veils, show and ID, and prove their identity; the veiled women do not even interact with security personnel: rather, a man traveling with the women typically hands in all the passports and is the only one to communicate with airline staff while the veiled women simply walk through, unchecked and unidentified; a video showing two veiled women walking unchecked through security at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport causes outrage in Canada.
Frequent flyers know the drill well: take off your shoes, surrender your tweezers, and pack your shampoo in those little plastic baggies before lining up for the naked body scanners. How about lifting your niqab? Apparently not.
The Toronto Suns Brian Lilley and Bryn Weese write that neither airlines nor security services are asking Muslim women to lift their veils and prove that the face beneath matches their photo ID.
The issue came to light through a video taken by Mick Flynn of Bradford, England. Flynn was boarding a flight at Montreals Trudeau International Airport when he witnessed two women with their faces covered board an Air Canada Heathrow-bound flight without being asked to remove their veils.
In fact, in the video that Flynn has posted online, a man traveling with the women hands in all the passports and is the only one to interact with airline staff while two veiled women simply walk through.
I complained at the desk and again as I boarded the plane asking if the pilot was happy that two women boarded without being identified, Flynn told QMI News Agency. Both members of staff whom I spoke to were flustered and clearly embarrassed....
Lawyer David Harris of INSIGNIS Strategic Research says Canadians should be concerned about what he deems preferential treatment. Full veiling has been a boon for those participating in criminal and terrorist operations, Harris said pointing to the story of Mustaf Jama.
Jama, a Somali national with a long criminal record, was wanted in Britain for the 2006 murder of police constable Sharon Beshenivsky. As police closed in to arrest the career criminal, Jama was able to escape back to Somalia by wearing a full veil and boarding a flight at Heathrow airport....
They need to have a protest day where EVERYONE goes to the airport dressed as a Muslim woman.
Both our leaders and our enemies mock us.
this is equivalent to letting thru those ppl who are MOST likely to carry a bomb and do others harm while searchign in vain a 5 year old for the nth time to see if he is carrying a bomb. Political correctness with be death of us all
The right to face your accuser in Canadian courts doesn’t apply to Muslim women with the masks on either.
Distinction without a difference.
amen. What about Catholic Nuns? Yes there are still Nuns who wear the habit, are they going to get a pass. If I were getting on a plane and watched a supposedly a woman not get scanned or felt up like everybody else I might change flights.
Yes, we’re all muslim women now.
There was an old movie that I saw in the 70s called Catch-22, I thought at the time that they had taken things to the extreme in that movie but I now realize that they severely underestimated the stupidity of western governments.
When they board a plane, everyone else should immediately get off and demand a different flight.
“Political correctness with be death of us all”
No it won’t. Because I won’t be caught dead near an airport.
Ok, so I’ll never get on an airplane in Canada or an airplane from Canada, or an airplane going to Canada.
But if they do this in the US...
Just great...we already have terrorists sneaking in through the Mexican border, and now this.
“When they board a plane, everyone else should immediately get off and demand a different flight.”
I wouldn’t stay on one. Do we not remember they are recruiting women? That they are carrying out these missions all the time? That a plane into NYC from, say, Toronto would still be LOADED with fuel?
Flashback: Our Canadian friends calling us stupid for electing Bush.
Apparently, their enlightened leaders are functioning morons.
There isn't one ill-advised inanity that the government won't eagerly embrace in the name of political correctness.
U tube has removed the video.. wow to be muslim is to have immunity from just about everything
Another BOHICA moment brought to by Leftist Canadians everywhere!
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