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
“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.