In response to the murder of a police woman, airport security personnel in Britain will now be required to be sure who is under the veil: Muslims forced to lift veil at airports.
…Home Office insiders last night confirmed that immigration officials will be ordered to impose their legal right to lift the veils of passengers after it emerged a suspected police killer may have escaped the UK dressed as a Muslim woman.
But the plan has been attacked by unions, which claim it would impose intolerable demands on their members, particularly female officers who would be the only ones allowed to look under veils.
Ministers have been forced on to the back foot in the past week after it was revealed that asylum seeker Mustaf Jama, wanted for the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky, flew from Heathrow to Somalia using his sister’s passport. He is believed to have been wearing a niqab, which has just a slit for eyes.
It subsequently emerged that immigration staff are legally entitled to ask any female passenger to lift her veil to verify her identity against passport photographs. But officers usually wave passengers through because they do not have the time to check everyone.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair yesterday joined the growing calls for change, saying airline passengers must remove any head-dress that covers their face.
Was it predictable that the Union for those responsible for security would object? Why not go all the way and allow the security officer, regardless of sex, to do his or her job? The Other Club commented on the employer/employee relationship last week.
This guy’s criminal record is long and astounding, yet he was still walking around London and able to kill a cop. Then, he sneaks out of the country because the people responsible for stopping him have been too long subjected to the lunatic complaints of blind multi-culturalists – their own government and employer.
Police Commissioner Blair seems the only sensible voice in the debate.
H/T Return of the Conservatives