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Religion and airport security

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Mar 24, 2013 at 08:12

Dr. Pipes you wrote

Comment: I see religion as part of the mix of information needed to profile passengers, but this is crude and ineffective.

You are correct that it is crude but more significant is that it is ineffective because human beings can be liars and in Islam Taqiyya is perfect and recommended and in the case of the 9/11 atrocity if those terrorists would have being questioned about their religion they would have lied through teeth and in the case of non Muslims and if it becomes clear that there will be no body scans or searches for Muslims then travellers can claim to be Muslims so they would not have to go through body scans or searches

And even if one identifies his/her religion then what is next? because if you change security procedures based on religion (as in body scans) then there is really no airport security anymore

I understand that the Turkish embassy in Cairo screen all applicants for visitor visas and they examine their garb and if they have a zebiba and a beard and if so they are denied the visa and if not then they can be given the visa but all names are forwarded to Amn el-Dawla and that may be the best way

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