The Council on American Islamic Relations is calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to come to heel and stop the humiliating, invasive, intrusive pat-downs of Muslim women. Napolitano said “adjustments will be made where they need to be made,” and particularly for Muslims, “there will be more to come,” whatever that means.
(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.
NiceDeb asks if she gets an exemption too, because after all she is offended. I am offended. I know of no one not offended.
This is how completely upside down this country’s national security posture has become. The people who frankly, should be receiving the most attention at airport screenings may get exempted from the offensive grope and grabs, while innocent toddlers in wheelchairs get worked over. (click the NiceDeb link above to view the toddler in the wheelchair].
I find nothing about the Catholic Church asking for Nuns to be exempted. Maybe the Church is more concerned about safety, and like all of us reluctantly bows to authority – because there is little else to do at this point – unless you’re Muslim and then it’s time for righteous verbal jihad. It doesn’t make a difference that you are wearing a hijab or a habit or anything flowing, a stranger’s fingers searching your body are obscene. In fact, you needn’t be wearing anything flowing. You can be a child and they stick their hands inside your pants. If you are female, you face having a hand in your undies. If you’re a man, they’ll do the same.
There is a way to make us much safer and avoid the loss of freedom for the large majority of us:
1) We pat down every Muslim, man woman or child because suicide bombing belongs to their culture.
2) If Nuns in habits come through with a swarthy complexion and a beard, we pat them down.
3) We select whomever desired for explosive swabs
4) We always use metal detectors
5) The last resort – scanners, about which we should ask why we are not using the scanners that show everything needed to be seen, but the ‘person’ is shown as a stick figure. Amsterdam uses these at Schipol. On second thought, didn’t the Underwear Bomber come though Amsterdam? Yes, he did.
That’s why the Catholic Church isn’t seeking an exemption, because what if…what if…the exemption of a Nun led to a tragedy. I mean, ya never know. Right? Especially if the Nun is swarthy and has a beard.
There doesn’t seem to be a good answer to the problem, other than profiling. Profiling works unless we miss the occasional homegrown convert to Islam, including the increasing number of prison converts to Islam, or we do nothing and see what happens. If it happens again, then everything starts over again.
So examining all the possibilities, if Janet Napolitano exempts Muslim women in anyway, it should be, as NiceDeb says, the FINAL INSULT. Via KatyPundit – always a source for great news.