Sometimes I think the United States, like Tina Turner after burning Ike’s dinner,Ã‚Â simply has it coming. Then common sense gets the better of me and I think that onlyÃ‚Â moronic PC doofuses in the U.S. have it coming. The problem is, those pinheads are standing right next to the rest ofÃ‚Â us.
Here’s a good one to know going into your travel weekend. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, recently was treated to a VIT (Very Important Turban) private tour of a U.S. airport security area and received a briefing on what screeners do to catch potential terrorists.
Why was this a bad idea? The list is long, but here’s just one example: In April of last year, Ghassan Elashi, a board member of the Texas chapter of CAIR, was found guilty on terrorism charges. Call me kooky, but I’m guessing he has friends.
What’s next? Is Homeland Security going to start going to bars to conduct seminars on how to fool a police breathalyzer test?
Maybe the ACLU and CAIR is right. We shouldn’t be looking for any potential terrorists within any Muslim organizations. The real terrorist is political correctness. Al Qaeda provides the motive, and PC provides the opportunity.
The Department of Homeland Security invites CAIR itself to conduct sensitivity training for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and supervisors (CBP’s counterparts) in Chicago. The course is taught by local CAIR officials Christina Abraham and Mariyam Hussain. More than 30 ICE staffers have gone through the CAIR awareness program so far.
CAIR Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which is bankrolled by the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates, two countries that formally recognized the Taliban Ã¢â‚¬â€œ also offers religious and cultural sensitivity training about Islam and Muslims to the military. In June, for example, CAIR trained more than 300 military personnel at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz.
One question. Wouldn’t this “sensitivity trainingÃ‚Â program,” which I imagine is called “Don’t Mecca mistake you’ll regret,” qualify as “profiling.” How else are screeners supposed to know who to be sensitive towards and/or who to offer a private tour of security facilities?
At any rate,Ã‚Â when will the rest of us get our private airport security tour? Never. Come on, that would be stupid.
It’s a good thing our PC didn’t exist during WWII. What are the odds that representatives from the Empire of Japan would have offered thumbs-up approvalÃ‚Â after their private tour of The Manhattan Project at Los Alamos? “Enrico Fermi and Albert Einstein, please report to the ‘sensitivity training room’ immediately.”
If the U.S. sees it’s downfall, it will be not because of terrorism, but because of political correctness.
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