You have probably heard about the lovely new security measures being implemented at our nation’s airports. Good bye modesty. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is being inundated with complaints from aggrieved passengers.
I am worried about this because I am a very modest person, and the only way to see my children and grandchildren is to fly.
It seems we now have a choice of forgoing modesty by having a body scan which undresses the person or an enhanced pat down. The pat down has been dubbed by some as ‘gate rape” There are all kinds of TSA horror stories making the rounds in the blogosphere.
But this video showing a child being assaulted , dare I say molested, by a TSA agent is outrageous.
On what parallel universe is this considered acceptable or even necessary for our protection from terrorists. Strange adults should not touch a child period.
Besides it is doubtful that the new security procedures will protect us from a terrorist. I cannot for the life of me understand why we do not use the security measures developed by EL Al (Israel’s national airlines).
Yes I know that profiling is used. So. We know that the biggest threat to our security is from RADICAL Islam.
During the time of the Irish Troubles, when the IRA terrorists frequently planted bombs in the United Kingdom, my husband was often singled out for special treatment when traveling to the UK. Even with an American passport. He was born and bred in Ireland.
But he did not mind the extra scrutiny. My husband knew that it was justified. Polish grandmothers were not bombing London. Irish Catholic (mostly) men were the terrorists.
The TSA said that religious objections will not allow people to opt out of the new measures. So, ok, Catholic religious sisters will not be exempt.
What about a Muslim woman in a Burqa?
Update. Unbelievable. It looks like Neapolitan is considering exempting Muslims from the enhanced security procedures.