Saturday, September 22, 2007

Next we'll see dogs and cats living together

From Michelle Malkin's blog, this photo about sent me over the edge. It was recently taken at a security checkpoint at Detroit's international airport:

Yes, that is a Muslim TSA worker - complete with hijab covering her hair - searching a Catholic nun. The funny thing is this not the first time I have seen something like this - at least the nun part of the equation. I was at Albuquerque's airport in July, 2002, where I watched another nun be searched, wanded, her bags unpacked and searched, the whole nine yards. A few minutes earlier, I had watched some other airport security flunkies force a 80+ year old lady stand up out of her wheelchair so they could wand her too. She could barely stand up, and her relatives who were with her had to stand under her armpits to keep her from falling down. I was so angry I could have spit.

I don't like to fly, and reason numero uno is the absolute torture that one must go through at the airport before one gets on the plane. I'm sure you have heard many of the horror stories ad nauseum, but a picture speaks a thousand words, and the above image is stark proof.

Good Day to You, Sir


Darren said...

The TSA is the reason that if my destination is west of the Front Range of the Rockies, I'm driving.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Unfortunately, some of my destinations are so distant that flying is the only way to get there. But I mutter under my breath every time I have to pass through a security checkpoint.

This picture is reprehensible.