Skip to comments.Sikhs outraged at US airport turban searches (TSA profiling???)
Posted on 11/20/2010 5:58:46 AM PST by stevie_d_64
WASHINGTON (AFP) Sikh Americans are protesting at what they say is a new policy at US airports to screen their turbans systematically, voicing fear the move would further stigmatize their faith.
US officials have not confirmed a change in policy and insisted they respected religious beliefs. But they said security measures necessitated checks on "bulky" clothing such as turbans, which Sikh men are required by faith to wear.
A group of Sikh American groups said they met several weeks ago with representatives of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who told them that airports would now screen turbans with hand-wands at all times.
Current policy is erratic, with New York City airports rarely conducting secondary searches on Sikhs but airports in other cities such as Chicago and San Francisco doing so routinely, said Amardeep Singh, co-founder of the Sikh Coalition advocacy group.
"The TSA told us, point blank, that turbans will now be screened 100 percent of the time," Singh told AFP on Monday.
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These aren’t muslim turbans though. There will be an exemption to say muslim turbins won’t be inspected.
But that’s okay, you see- sikhs don’t spontaneously combust in a screech of “ALLAH!” upon sighting infidels.
So that kind of profiling is perfectly okay by TSA standards.
Yeah, I can’t keep that up for long.
Sorry, Dudes...but the president isn’t a Sikh.
Further stigmatize their faith? NOT! More like the move would validate some tiny measure of the hostilty their “faith” has EARNED by its vast and endless murderoous aggression. They should complain how the “radicals” of their “faith” have “stigmatized” it....the first such blood thisty murderous terrorist being the founder of the cult their unholy prophet.
Next, the TSA
agents turds will be saying to our Moroccon brothers, "I don't know your name, but the FEZ looks familiar, now please remove it for my comrade to inspect while I fondle, er, pat down your genitalia".
Sikhs? What are you talking about? Sikhs aren’t muslim.
It’s unlikely that a real Sikh would be a threat, but if they are given an exemption, some jihadi could easily put on a Sikh turban and pass right through.
Sikhs aren’t Muslim. So far as I know there have been no examples of Sikhs conducting terrorist attacks against the West. So, no, it’s not profiling. Just more of the same catchall TSA BS.
You do know that Sikhs are bitter enemies of Muslim jihadis, don’t you, and have been for centuries?
Dude. They are Sikhs. Not Muslims. Look it up on Google and chill.
Definitely going to bring about a backlash of “special cases” and situations based upon some interesting dynamics calling for exceptions to the “new” TSA screening procedures...
Remember when the TSA “mistakenly” posted their entire manual online for everyone to see (last year or so) what their procedures were at the time???
Makes you wonder if that wasn’t intentional to get these new “plans” implemented...
Capain Obvious here...
When they inspect a woman’s breast prosthesis,
they sure as hell should inspect turbans.
They should also similarly inspect MUSLIMS, but they don’t.
No, they roust and harrass everyone but muslims.
Gr4eat point! Why is it not okay to search people who look like the people who attacked us? What happens when a woman travels in a burkah (sp)? Will she get a pass while our 3 year olds are frisked? How many explosive materials can be detected with a hand wand...In fact, how many explosives are made out of metal? These folks are clueless.
Not against the West as such, but the victims of Air India might beg to differ since they loaded the bombs in Vancouver.
If I were a TSA agent, and knowing what I know about Sikhs...I’d be taking a smoke break if I saw one coming. No way would I be grabbing a Sikh’s crotch. “Go right on thru, Sir.”
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I see. A terrorist would be unlikely to don a sikh turban and conceal something underneath. Ok. Got it.
Pope outraged at US airport bishop`s miter searches (TSA profiling???)
British judges outraged at US airport wig searches (TSA profiling???)
Lady GaGa outraged at US airport Meathead searches (TSA profiling???)
How many dominoes can they (govt.) knock over???
Apparently a lot...
Tough turds. Take the bus instead if you don’t like it.
I think they call theirs “Gurka’s”???
And for the record I am not inferring to Gerkin Pickles either...
(Maybe that last comment might cause an inadvertent keyboard splash of beverages this morning...)
Figures our Terminal Stasi A-holes would be pissing off our best friends in the fight against the Pedophile Prophet's Progeny.
Well they have determined a risk due to recent breast implant surgeries in this country...
I think I recall a story even discussed here in the last couple of years about using women with breast augmentation surgery to implant explosives and have them martyr themselves on international flights...
Don’t even ask me how they fuse those things either...I do not wanna know...
TSA’s are funny. They profile and molest everyone other than muslim men, ages 17-49, who are the known terrorists
My turban is dirty.
See photo in post 5
I was just gonna post that!
Is that a drink?
>>>>>.So far as I know there have been no examples of Sikhs conducting terrorist attacks against the West.
Only blown couple couple of plane, one was mid-air Air India, killed 247 people, same day bomb exploded in Japanese Airport.
Assassinated Indian Prime Minister Indra Gandhi.
Assassinated over 500 Indian political leaders, journalist and industrialist in 80s
And killed over 10000 innocent people in parks , schools, train, bus stops etc.
Some had joined hand with ISI (paki spy agency) and involved in terrorism.
Don’t under estimate them.
Even US, have you heard regular fights in their place of worship.
Last year they assassinated, Sikh’s sect leader in Austria, just because he was not very pure to Sikhism.
Turban over the ears, no need for fears.
Ears showing, Danger growing....
That is something I just made up, but it is a good rhyme to remeber when you see someone in a turban.
(Sikhs wear a turban over the ears, ROPers dont)
It’s bad enough that they want walk around wearing funny clothing — but asking for special treatment is too much.
Ears showing, Danger growing....
That's sheer genius! Kudos!
If a turban can be given the seal of good housekeeping from inspection with a hand wand, why can’t our junk pass with this test? It doesn’t feel as nice for the TSA using a hand wand? Is that it?
“When they inspect a womans breast prosthesis,
they sure as hell should inspect turbans.”
I read somewhere that the muzzies where now giving explosive breast implant to women. They say it’s virtually undetectible in scanners.
Not at all am I suggesting making that woman remove her prosthesis is right.
The only thing I like about the new pollicy is the fact that Homeland Security (HA!) are at least stating there will be no exceptions. That means the muzzies will have to submit to the scans/searches or not fly. I think they should be singled out for full body scans/searches. They and their co-terrorists are what caused all this in the first place. Let them suffer the same indignities as the rest of us are now forced to do.
True, but they do take their politics very seriously. Being citizens of the world's most populous democracy, where assassination is often the route of presidential secession, there have been instances where Sikhs have exercised that political option.
PS I have a Sikh doctor, he is really a cool guy and his wife is gorgeous!
“US officials have not confirmed a change in policy and insisted they respected religious beliefs.”
My Christian religious beliefs are that no one but my husband can see me totally nude, grab my crotch or my breasts. Even my doctor gives me a gown for modesty. Allowing that to be done to my 15 year old is one step from sacrificing her to Moloch. It’s a sin to incite someone to lust and my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, not something to be groped by a stranger.
At least they are being screened with a wand.
Not the same as getting my crotch heavily groped!!!
No fewer than four prompt responses informing me that Sikh is quite different than Muslim....uhm...ok...uhm....never mind then....
Is that a drink?”
LOL! It should be. One that “explodes” with fizz. But actually it is just a case of typing while exhausted, as I didn’t sleep last nite for no good reason, and was thus pooped. My typing degenerated accordingly. I should have drunk a “nog muzzy” to kick-start myself.
Feel my urban turban....TSA!
Good photo in post # 5! Thanks for the ping.