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Dr Pipes. allow for a sudden allahuakbar

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Dec 28, 2009 at 15:07

Dr Pipes, imagine that out of pure frustration you are biting down your fingernails, without the help of all those scissors left at airport security checks over the years. Next to that bin with the scissors stood another one, containing what used to be the common sense of the Department of Homeland Security. While there are still scissors, common sense is exhausted these days.

As stated, in oder to be recognized as a terrorist you have to show up on a *list*, even recommendations by your own father wouldn't work, who is your father to know you anyway. Why should one even bother to be a muslim when all the us intelligence would never even want to take notice of that ? Do they never learn? Well, maybe yes. I can see clearly that dutch-nationals will be taken care of for they show adressive behaviour towards ethnic minorities on flights and, what is worse, make the us security-community look like a they do nothing. Maybe all airlines should name their aircraft with names like Mohammed, Jihad or similar to prevent attacks. Come up with seperated boarding entrances so that muslims no longer have to stand in line with unbelievers. Have special seats with qran-verses stichted on the seatbelt and access to the loudspeaker system to allow for a sudden allahuakbar when the time comes.

As ridiculous as this sounds, it would make a bigger change to flight security than what is happening today. As for all the rest of us who have no need for special treatment, we can drop our privacy at the gate and rest assured that we can feel secure. Yes, we felt most secure when we had our pants down on a day that could well be the last of our lives, officially declared an inncocent victim by airport-security and left with a last ration of shampoo to treasure forever. You ask what size disaster, maybe if it were to emerge that the charming flight attendant serving coffee on airforce-one is in fact Osama bin Laden after a good shave. But would that still raise eyebrows ?

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