Tuesday, July 01, 2008

How's that security thing coming?

Security: we take it seriously until someone really, really complains.
Muslims may not have to undergo sniffer dog checks in UK-UK-World-The Times of India
Muslim passengers may not be touched by sniffer dogs of the British Transport Police after complaints that the practice is against Islam. According to the religion, dogs are deemed to be spiritually “unclean”.

A Transport Department report has raised the prospect that animals should only touch passengers’ luggage because it is considered “more acceptable”, the Daily Express reported. The ban may restrict the efficiency of sniffer dog squads which have been trained to spot terrorists at railway stations.

On Thursday night, British Transport Police insisted that it would still use sniffer dogs with any passengers regardless of faith, but handlers would remain aware of “cultural sensitivities”.

The Transport Department report follows the trials of station security measures in the wake of the 2005 London suicide bomb attacks. In one trial, certain Muslim women said the use of a body scanner was also unacceptable because it amounted to being forced to strip.

Via: Fark
Okay, 2 points.
First: Muhammed kept dogs. Drop the "dogs are unclean" bullshit. It's not big and it's not clever.
Second: I was one of the early people hit with that scanner crap at Heathrow. I don't like it. But I wanted to leave the UK so I had to. So don't worry. I'll be on YouTube with you when they leak these videos.

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