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ID at airport

Reader comment on item: Niqab Security Outrages at Airports

Submitted by D Gold (United States), Aug 5, 2010 at 13:32

About 3 years ago I arrived in Toronto for an Ophthamology conference. I proceeded to the immigration area just as hundreds of Pakistanis arrived most wearing their obviously Islamic regalia. I was the only person taken aside for additional interrogation (lasting more than 30 minutes & making me miss my pre-arranged transportation to my hotel). A Jewish Ophthalmologist must be a highly suspicious person arriving in Canada.

By the way, the current way of matching a face to a photo ID is practically worthless since excellent phony driver's licenses are easily available. With no database checked this practice gives people a false sense of security. With passports, maybe there is a better chance of verifying a person's ID.

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