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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

UK'S FIRST MUSLIM MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT DETAINED FOR TRAVELING WHILE MUSLIM

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Well, this doesn't inspire a lot of confidence that our inspectors are doing anything other than hassling people who look Muslim. Not only does this do nothing for our image in the world, it's not even effective. Terrorist groups by now know that we're focusing mainly on stopping people who look Muslim. So why not just recruit someone who is from a different ethnicity? Remember Richard Reid the shoe bomber, the Jamaican-born would be shoe bomber who only was discovered while he was trying to commit his crime?



There is a certain irony here as well. Mr. Malik was attending meetings with US government officials on tackling terrorism. Last year, he was detained at a different US airport after attending a Department of Homeland Security conference on working with Muslim communities to tackle extremism and terrorism.



It's hard to tell from the piece whether this was the Transportation Security Administration that detained Mr. Malik while going through security to leave the country or whether it involved another agency. In either case, I'd draw attention to Mr. Malik's comment toward the end of the article noting that the attitude he received was abusive.



Security officers at US airports have a job to do. That job description does not include anything about being rude or abusive. If one is to be subject to additional inspections based on good reasoning, then there is no reason to be anything other than to go about the business professionally.



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  1. ertha ammarilles's Avatar
    I cannot agree with you more on that last sentence. I am not a Muslim nor an Arab and I don't even look like one so I have never been hustled in airports before. So, I may be criticised if I say that I do not mind if I will be asked to go through extra security checks. Really, I do not mind, because I know that those checks will ensure that the person sitting next to me isn't going to blow me up or send me to oblivion. Why should I be offended if I'm asked to be checked if I'm not hiding anything or planning anything sinister? I'd rather be delayed because of security checks than not reach my destination at all because of some freaking fanatics who want to make a statement,BUT like you said there is a right way to do it, and being rude is certainly not the right one.
  2. Abbas's Avatar
    Salam ,
    We strongly protest against a American and Canadian based shoe company and there Gorvments Company name ALDO exhibit and TV trailer shows new range of shoes in USA for Ladies shoes brand name GUESS FATIMA chek at wed page http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/19967740.html for gents they hv introduced a shoe brand name ABDULLAH chek at web page http://www.aldoshoes.com/eng/storesection/redirect.cfm?sectionID=b2c/style/productDetails.cfm&itemsID=67183665&var=d&ckey=CA& we hope that you as a responsible media will also record ur protest to these govrements.
  3. ch Asad hanif's Avatar
    Its really shame seening such an ugly act done by ALDO company , its really hard to belive that a country who's leading the world in education, technology and u name it, and such shame full thing is done there , its true not every one is good or bad there are always some black sheep , i wonder what that company owners have studied in there life ,by doing this they only add sins to there life and obviously they will be punished on Armagadon day , but im really disappointed by the company law authority , registrars and all those who allowed to do it.
    There are people who write Prophet PBUH to be the first in 100 great people book . and then there are these who do such a horrible act ,

    shame on u ALDO company and ALDO group .
  4. Muhammad Qasim's Avatar
    What are these horrible acts going on in the so called democratic and first world countries who have taken responsibility of the whole world's affairs on themselves. Its completely evident that all their activities are for keeping their position and not for the betterment of the world rahter they are the leaders in destruction of this world.
    What can they do for the muslim countries when they dont inhibit such sins in their own country.
    The world would be a much better place without their so called helps and without them.
    Shame on you guys.
    Eternity will show you the truth that you can't see now and then it will be too late.

    May all humans get the guidance!
  5. kisa fatima's Avatar
    i really critcize wateverv da hell the so called "SUPERPOWER AMERICA" is doing.well u guys call urself freedom suporter u r the owner of great UN but wat hv u done yat 4 the muslims been threatened allover the world.i only like to say that ur NGOS ur organizations r dummy.in the end i would like to say that u hv no right to insult our musslim felling by introducing such brands of shoes in the market(aldo shoe commpany) i deny 2 accept u a superpower.4 me the super power is allah almighty n i beg him 2 do the justice.
  6. Jonathan Paul's Avatar
    The problem with sealing the borders, apart from the cost of building, maintaining, and patrolling an immensely long fence of Uk .However, there are other measures for reducing illegal immigration, including requiring all persons in the UK to carry biometric identification, imposing stiffer penalties on employers of illegal immigrants, and criminalizing first-time illegal immigrants rather than just repeats.Thalnks a lot blogger for such a nice post about immigretion law in UK .

    Thank u

    Keep blogging
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