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The Trip At JFK

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Submitted by Mark D (United States), Mar 3, 2014 at 01:05

My trip through Security at JFK [airport] this afternoon was slowed when one of the agents spotted me holding a copy of the Jewish Press. He found it suspicious, brought it to another agent, and they had a discussion. At that point, my bags were opened and searched. Meanwhile, a woman in niqab – a veil covering the entire face except the eyes -- walked through without incident. I saw no one ask her to lift the veil or check her actual identity against her documents.

Reading this cued an involuntary grimace. I would like to grab the officers' noses and twist them. Outrageous!

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