Mattivi wrote:Richard Reid is white and black Jamaican. The underwear bomber is Nigerian. The 9/11 hijackers all dressed like westerners.
Lots of black muslims....[/quote]
How is the TSA supposed to screen black Muslims but not black Christians?
Mattivi wrote:The 9-11 hi jackers were all saudis, hence all arab, who cares if they were dressed like westeners....Mattivi wrote:Harris is explicitly stating that the TSA should be concentrating most of their efforts on Muslim looking and dressed people and his point has merit.Mattivi wrote:Even Harris says that he should be searched well before an 80year with a walker and toddlers with blowpops.
Sure, but a mentally-infirm octogenarian actually is a security risk because they can't necessarily account for the security of their bags like Harris can. They ask you if anybody has been handling your bags when you check them because whoever handles them could plant explosives set to detonate in two hours. The girl with cerebral palsy who freaked when they inspected her crutches is also developmentally disabled. People treat that like it should somehow earn her a get-out-of-screening-free card, but that's actually a security risk.
If the TSA had a policy of not screening senile octogenarians with walkers then terrorists would find a way to pack a walker full of plastic explosives and pull a swap on some senile old lady before she entered the airport. You have to use your imagination because as we learned on 9/11, terrorists can be very imaginative.