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U.S. airports to target travellers by nationality

Citizens of 14 countries will be subject to intensified scrutiny


The citizens of 14 nations, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, flying to the United States will continue to be subject to the intense screening sparked by the attempted bombing of an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas Day, the U.S. government announced. American citizens and most others who are not flying through those designated countries on their way to the United States, will no longer automatically face the full range of intensified security. The new rule applies to citizens of countries regarded as “state sponsors of terrorism,” a list that includes Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, and “countries of interest,” which includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. The announcement will be protested by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, says legal director Nawar Shora, who calls the new screening rules “extreme and very dangerous”: “All of a sudden people are labelled as being related to terrorism just because of the nation they are from.”

New York Times

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U.S. airports to target travellers by nationality

  1. Excellent – add the multi-cult City-State of Toronto, and the skies will get a whole lot safer.

  2. So sad, too bad. Harley drivers for years were hassled by cops as being 'profiled' as gang members. Toughen up, Buttercup, The silence form the Muslim community about the atrocities committed by fellow religious followers is deafening.

  3. In all this talk about global terror, increased security, etc., the elephant in the room remains Mass Immigration, which will permit groups like al-Qaeda to attain a critical mass of supporters in the West to conquer Western nations.

    Why Mass Immigration?
    1) To increase the dangers of terrorism from within Canada?
    2) To flood Canada with cheap labour , making it harder for Canadians to find work and drive down wages?
    3) So that Canada comes to be dominated by disfunctional cultures where human rights do not exist? Where women are 2nd class citizens and homosexuals are ruthlessly persecuted?
    4) To needlessly grow our population base and contribute to the urban sprawl that is destroying our farm land and forested land?

    THINK ABOUT IT. Then, please share this message with your friends and relatives.

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    • just think the natives were quite safe before the european terrorists arrived and stole their land and left them in poverty

  4. I agree with the Judge above regarding the silence of the Muslim community. It was only expected that Muslim organizations would denounce the new screening rules as though Muslim air passengers wouldn't be affected by a plane bombing. These organizations can hardly refute the fact that the majority of terrorist actions are undertaken by Muslims and how is anyone else to know whom is a terrorist and who isn't. It is unfortunate that we have to resort "if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it may be a duck" but it is for the safety of all, including Muslims.