CAIR objects to new TSA security measures

Not a surprise, but troubling nonetheless. It’s CAIR’s relentless attack on U.S. security, particularly airline security and those who report risks, that make Americans vulnerable. From the Baltimore Sun:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is objecting to new measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration over the weekend that focus on flights from 13 Muslim-majority countries.

The move follows the attempt by a Muslim from Nigeria to blow up an airliner from Amsterdam as it landed in Detroit on Christmas Day.

The 14 nations on the list include four designated by the State Department as state sponsors of terrorism – Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria – and 10 additional “countries of interest:” Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. Travelers from these countries will face automatic pat-downs and baggage searches before they are allowed to board a flight to the United States.

In a release on Monday, CAIR said the list discriminates unfairly against Muslim.

“Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks -– that’s profiling,” CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement. “While singling out travelers based on religion and national origin may make some people feel safer, it only serves to alienate and stigmatize Muslims and does nothing to improve airline security.”

“We all support effective security measures that will protect the travelling public from an attack such as that attempted on Christmas Day. But knee-jerk policies will not address this serious challenge to public safety.”

Apparently the Baltimore Sun did not want to report these key facts about CAIR:

  • listed by the U.S. government as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history
  • has numerous founders or members convicted of terrorism-related crimes
  • is currently served with at least one RICO indictment (for deceiving Muslims)
  • has been shunned by the FBI and both Democratic and Republican politicians, and
  • its website is devoid of any denouncement of the multitude of recent Islamic terror attacks against America

Check our archives for details, and good background for newbies here. About that new TSA policy, Jake Tapper from ABC reported on it yesterday:

“TSA is mandating that every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world traveling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening,” a statement read. “The directive also increases the use of enhanced screening technologies and mandates threat-based and random screening for passengers on U.S. bound international flights.”

A senior official identifies the relevant” countries of interest”:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, or Yemen, or one of the following countries designated as a state sponsor of terrorism:  Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

Updates: TSA busy enforcing Obama’s new security measures:

From Atlas Shrugs – the intrepid Michael Yon arrested at Seattle airport

From Jammie Wearing Fool – ‘Terror Suspect’ Joan Rivers Booted Off Flight

From Ann Coulter:  Since Muslims took down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, every attack on a commercial airliner has been committed by foreign-born Muslim men with the same hair color, eye color and skin color. Half of them have been named Mohammed.

10 Responses

  1. The TSA should have been doing these things all along. Boo hoo if CAIR doesn’t like it.

  2. Discrimination against Muslims? Don’t they discriminate against infidels? Experience shows that it is the muslims who must be screened, not the blond, blue-eyed Swede! This is not discriminaton, it is security. If the harmless Muslim has nothing to hide he won’t mind the screening, because he probably will not want to be blown up either. Once we start waking up to this we will be safer!

  3. The U.K. should be on that list too since we are told that is where the biggest threat lies– it is a veritable mushroom farm for terrorists. That suicidally tolerant country has no shortage of radical imams. WTF. Same with Netherlands and various others. They are not source points but can easily be the final pre-U.S. “country of origin” for a strike, including Canada.

    Obviously for this to work ALL Western countries, and others who do not sympathize with terrorism, should be in the program. As it is now there are way too many loopholes. Can these “security” people ever get ahead of the game instead of being three steps back? They are an embarrassment.

    And yes, they should be profiling and targeting Muslims overwhelmingly. That is only common sense.

  4. Correction: They are not *necessarily* source points …

  5. What about France? they have 8% Muslims if I remember correctly which is the most in Europe. They should be on the list as well. We must target the Muslims with all the security, because they are the ones who cause all the trouble, as simple as that.

  6. All of the C.A.I.R. members in America should be immediately deported to Saudi Arabia and never again allowed to enter the U.S.

    And with them, they should pack along the Undocumented Worker @ 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as the failed messiah.

  7. DH and I usually fly out of Bahrain to Qatar and then to New York or Washington. Qatar isn’t on the list… But since our residence is Saudi, I wonder if we are going to get the double-extra-sure-no-b0mb-screening?

    With both of us being blond and fair skinned… You’d be amazed at the screening we have been subjected to. And, yet, we see men in thobes and women in abeyas and hajibs cruise right through as if there wasn’t a thing in the world to worry about. Guess DH and I just fit the “profile.”

  8. [...] and its funders object Posted on April 2, 2010 by creeping That didn’t take long. CAIR objected, and their funders – the Saudi’s were angered (below). And two months later the policy [...]

  9. [...] CAIR that preemptively defended all future Islamic terrorists that plan to use air travel when it complained about the short-lived, never implemented security plan. Along with co-complainers and their primary [...]

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