The Problems of Profiling at Security Checkpoints
Posted on January 20, 2010 at 6:41 AM
There is also a small difference between ElAl's intelligence led profiling and the proposed - only search anyone muslim/arab/brown skin.
There is also the slight problem of international cooperation - do you demand that Saudi airlines do extra screening of any of it's muslim passengers on flights into the US? Can Britain demand extra searches for anyone of Irish ancestry flying out of Boston?
Then who searches the searchers? The majority of security personnel at Vancouver airport are Sikh, yet Canada's only air terrorism was by Sikhs. So Canada should only search Sikhs? Obviously you can't allow Sikhs to do the searching, can you allow them to work at the airport at all? Can they work for the airline, for an aircraft maker?
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