Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Unwrapping The Silliness

More on the Strip Search Full Body Scanners:
It seems that not everybody is dismayed with the idea: An Indian lawmaker from Punjab said Tuesday she had asked President Barack Obama to put a stop to the U.S. border practice of frisking Sikh turbans.

Sikhs worldwide have long protested the American security measure as discriminatory and unnecessary in a world with machines for body scanning and metal detection.

OK, so they like the scanners...

But it's the turban pat-downs and pony-tail checks that have really got them in a blush.

"It is a humiliating experience. For us it's like telling us to remove our clothes," she said.
From this I think I can reach a fair conclusion: Most people do not want to show their private parts to strangers. And those that do must be Sikh.

10 comments:

Vanesa Littlecrow W. said...

You would think that a turban *might* be a hiding place for stuff. Frisking seems minor vs. full nudity.

RW said...

Kinda too bad. Sikhs and Muslims are like natural enemies I've been told.

Gino said...

i know.
i laugh at those who see 'turban' and thinkn they are all the same.
sad really. so many morons in this country.

Jade said...

There are non-metal weapons that could be hidden in a huge wad of fabric.... they should at least be dusted for gunpowder residue - like they do to my camera case at almost every single flight.

Mr. D said...

That turban looks like something you'd see in the Macy's parade.

RW said...

Frisking Sikhs.

I saw that band.

Gino said...

but they dont even compare to Angry Samoans.

Brian said...

Oddly enough, at Canadian airports (at least the ones I've flown through) Sikhs seem to be disproportionately represented among the security screeners. I have no idea why.

Gino said...

because they ran out of taxi cabs.

J. Peterson said...

A friend of mine back in Kansas City worked out at the Airport for TSA. When he went through training they mentioned that you can't take a fake arm or leg off of someone, and inspect it. He asked why that is common knowledge that the terrorists could so easily attain, and exploit. They told him that he can't single out all Arabs, and Islamic as terrorists. He said that he wasn't, and he wouldn't do that. He later found out that people with backrounds that are either Arab, or Islamic aren't allowed to work for TSA.