Thursday, August 12, 2010

Veiled Muslim Women Don't Lift Veils or Prove ID at Airports in Canada

"Canadian airport security personnel do not ask veiled Muslims women to lift their veils, show and ID, and prove their identity; the veiled women do not even interact with security personnel: rather, a man traveling with the women typically hands in all the passports and is the only one to communicate with airline staff while the veiled women simply walk through, unchecked and unidentified; a video showing two veiled women walking unchecked through security at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport causes outrage in Canada.

Frequent flyers know the drill well: take off your shoes, surrender your tweezers, and pack your shampoo in those little plastic baggies before lining up for the naked body scanners. How about lifting your niqab? Apparently not." 
Read the rest of the article in "Canadians outraged: Veiled Muslim women not required to lift veil, prove ID at airports", Homeland Security Newswire, August 4, 2010.

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