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Sikhs outraged at US airport turban searches (TSA profiling???)
AFP ^ | November 8, 2010 | Shaun Tandon

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: screenings; searches; sikhs; tsa; tsapervs
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1 posted on 11/20/2010 5:58:50 AM PST by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

These aren’t muslim turbans though. There will be an exemption to say muslim turbins won’t be inspected.


2 posted on 11/20/2010 6:00:30 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.
*cough*

Yeah, I can’t keep that up for long.


3 posted on 11/20/2010 6:00:51 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Sorry, Dudes...but the president isn’t a Sikh.


4 posted on 11/20/2010 6:03:41 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Raise taxes on the wealthy...kill the jobs they create!)
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To: stevie_d_64

SUCCESS


5 posted on 11/20/2010 6:04:16 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.


6 posted on 11/20/2010 6:08:41 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: for-q-clinton
Turbans?

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".

7 posted on 11/20/2010 6:10:53 AM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DocH

8 posted on 11/20/2010 6:14:30 AM PST by P.O.E. (Compact Theory)
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To: AndyTheBear

Sikhs? What are you talking about? Sikhs aren’t muslim.


9 posted on 11/20/2010 6:16:36 AM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.


10 posted on 11/20/2010 6:19:23 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: AndyTheBear
sikh's are not Muslims. They are Indians and their faith is nog Muzzy. A anippet from WIKI: "A Sikh (English pronunciation: /ˈsiːk/ or /ˈsɪk/; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖ, sikkh [ˈsɪkkʰ]) is a follower of Sikhism. Sikhism (Sikhi in Punjabi) primarily originated in 15th century Punjab region of India. The term "Sikh" has its origin in Sanskrit term śiṣya, meaning "disciple, student" or śikṣa, meaning "instruction".[23][24] A Sikh is a disciple of the Guru. According to Article I of the "Rehat Maryada" (the Sikh code of conduct and conventions), a Sikh is defined as "any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak Dev to Sri Guru Gobind Singh; Sri Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the ten Gurus and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru; and who does not owe allegiance to any other religion".[25] Sikhs believe in the equality of mankind, the concept of universal brotherhood of man and One Supreme God (Ik Onkar). Most Sikhs are recognized by their distinctly wrapped turbans, uncut hair, and steel bracelet (kara), although in the Western world this is not necessarily the case. Most men have Singh (lion) and women Kaur (princess) in their names. The greater Punjab region is the historical homeland of the Sikhs, although significant communities exist around the world."
11 posted on 11/20/2010 6:20:25 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.


12 posted on 11/20/2010 6:20:25 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: AndyTheBear

You do know that Sikhs are bitter enemies of Muslim jihadis, don’t you, and have been for centuries?


13 posted on 11/20/2010 6:20:48 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: AndyTheBear

Dude. They are Sikhs. Not Muslims. Look it up on Google and chill.


14 posted on 11/20/2010 6:22:20 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: stevie_d_64

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...


15 posted on 11/20/2010 6:22:40 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

When they inspect a woman’s breast prosthesis,
they sure as hell should inspect turbans.


16 posted on 11/20/2010 6:24:32 AM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25

They should also similarly inspect MUSLIMS, but they don’t.
No, they roust and harrass everyone but muslims.


17 posted on 11/20/2010 6:26:25 AM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Aroostook25

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.


18 posted on 11/20/2010 6:31:13 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: saganite
So far as I know there have been no examples of Sikhs conducting terrorist attacks against the West.

Not against the West as such, but the victims of Air India might beg to differ since they loaded the bombs in Vancouver.

19 posted on 11/20/2010 6:32:22 AM PST by Loyalist (Tagline void where prohibited.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Another “exception.”
20 posted on 11/20/2010 6:39:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: stevie_d_64

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.”


21 posted on 11/20/2010 6:58:41 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Sioux outraged at US airport War Bonnet searches (TSA profiling???)


22 posted on 11/20/2010 7:02:41 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: moovova

I see. A terrorist would be unlikely to don a sikh turban and conceal something underneath. Ok. Got it.


23 posted on 11/20/2010 7:09:48 AM PST by sydney smith
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To: stevie_d_64
Kentuckians outraged at US airport Coonskin hat searches (TSA profiling???)

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???)

24 posted on 11/20/2010 7:13:03 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: bunkerhill7

How many dominoes can they (govt.) knock over???

Apparently a lot...


25 posted on 11/20/2010 7:20:58 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Tough turds. Take the bus instead if you don’t like it.


26 posted on 11/20/2010 7:23:04 AM PST by tips up
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To: moovova

I think they call theirs “Gurka’s”???

Pun intended...;-)

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...)


27 posted on 11/20/2010 7:23:26 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
Next to having a sawed-off 12ga. under your coat, the best thing you can have next to you in case of Sudden Jihad is a Sikh.

Figures our Terminal Stasi A-holes would be pissing off our best friends in the fight against the Pedophile Prophet's Progeny.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 11/20/2010 7:27:11 AM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: Aroostook25

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...


29 posted on 11/20/2010 7:27:24 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

TSA’s are funny. They profile and molest everyone other than muslim men, ages 17-49, who are the known terrorists


30 posted on 11/20/2010 7:33:13 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: stevie_d_64

My turban is dirty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEp6hQfithg


31 posted on 11/20/2010 7:43:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: stevie_d_64
We take our Shoes off BUT not our Turbans?..
If ever there was a place for a bomb.. heck a turban looks like and could BE a bomb..
32 posted on 11/20/2010 7:45:49 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice

See photo in post 5


33 posted on 11/20/2010 8:06:07 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Aroostook25

I was just gonna post that!


34 posted on 11/20/2010 8:12:27 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: flaglady47
nog Muzzy.

Is that a drink?

35 posted on 11/20/2010 8:19:49 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: saganite

>>>>>.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.


36 posted on 11/20/2010 8:21:50 AM PST by jennychase
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To: The Comedian

On turbans:

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 don’t)


37 posted on 11/20/2010 8:29:03 AM PST by GraceG
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To: stevie_d_64; GraceG; hosepipe

It’s bad enough that they want walk around wearing funny clothing — but asking for special treatment is too much.


38 posted on 11/20/2010 8:38:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: GraceG
Turban over the ears, no need for fears.

Ears showing, Danger growing....

That's sheer genius! Kudos!


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

39 posted on 11/20/2010 8:46:49 AM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: stevie_d_64

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?


40 posted on 11/20/2010 9:05:27 AM PST by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Aroostook25

“When they inspect a woman’s 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.


41 posted on 11/20/2010 9:28:10 AM PST by Bluebeard16
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To: saganite
So far as I know there have been no examples of Sikhs conducting terrorist attacks against the West.

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.

Regards,
GtG

PS I have a Sikh doctor, he is really a cool guy and his wife is gorgeous!

42 posted on 11/20/2010 10:04:56 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: stevie_d_64

“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.


43 posted on 11/20/2010 10:18:15 AM PST by pops88
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To: stevie_d_64

At least they are being screened with a wand.

Not the same as getting my crotch heavily groped!!!


44 posted on 11/20/2010 10:30:37 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: flaglady47; saganite; Virginia Ridgerunner

No fewer than four prompt responses informing me that Sikh is quite different than Muslim....uhm...ok...uhm....never mind then....


45 posted on 11/20/2010 10:31:32 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: Osage Orange

“nog Muzzy.

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.


46 posted on 11/20/2010 11:26:27 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47
Maybe we should come with a drink called Nog Muzzy..or Muzzy Nog.....!?!?!?

Hehehe.....

47 posted on 11/20/2010 11:56:35 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: stevie_d_64

Feel my urban turban....TSA!


48 posted on 11/20/2010 4:37:58 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: stevie_d_64

TFB


49 posted on 11/20/2010 4:42:01 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: GreyFriar

Good photo in post # 5! Thanks for the ping.


50 posted on 11/20/2010 4:42:06 PM PST by zot
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