Close Down the TSA! Pamela Geller, American Thinker
It got hardly any notice in the mainstream media, but the New York Post did report on June 24 that "a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged." The Post called this an example of "the TSA's bungling," but actually it was a telling indication of what is wrong with our airport security procedures, and it shows why the TSA should be shut down altogether.
"The chaos at Terminal 7," the Post reported, "was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said."
A Muslim TSA screener, Alija Abdul Majed, left his screener unplugged for hours. This was no accident. This was a dry run. Majed, said the Post, failed "to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector." Yeah, right.
We have devout Muslim screeners screening for devout Muslims? This defines insanity. Nor is it the first such incident. The Post reported in June 2011 that "chilling Islamic graffiti found in the bathroom of a jet due to take off from Newark Airport was inexplicably erased by a cleaner after the Transportation Safety Administration waited 47 critical minutes to contact cops."
We have an entire government agency, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), dedicated to protecting us from terrorists who are largely Muslim. We have torturous security procedures at every stage of air travel. We bear unfathomable costs in taxpayer dollars, and even worse, we have to put up with the surrender of privacy and individual rights because of Islamic jihad -- because of the 9/11 Muslim terrorists, and because of the British Muslims who planned to blow up seven planes and kill 4,000 Americans and/or Britons in the name of Islam in 2006, and because of Richard Reid, the Muslim with the exploding shoes, and because of the Christmas Day bomber, the Muslim with the exploding crotch.
How invasive is the TSA? They are doing vaginal pat-downs on six-year-olds. How debased is a society that still has not tried the Fort Hood jihadi, but treats six-year-old little girls like common criminals? Remember: for the TSA, it is more acceptable to traumatize a little girl than risk offending a jihadist. That child is scarred by this. Enough. Yet there is always more: in one notorious incident, because she was wearing a panty liner that obscured the screener's view of her genitals, a TSA official subjected a menstruating woman to a fondling "so invasive that I was left crying and dealing with memories that I thought had been dealt with years ago of prior sexual assaults."
The TSA is a government agency of attrition and harassment. Yet it is operating at a time when Obama is enforcing a sharia ban on government agencies: we cannot address jihad or the teachings that mandate Islamic imperialism and violence for the glory of Allah. Obama has banned words relating to Islam and jihad from the anti-terror lexicon. When in India, he was asked for his opinion, his "take" on jihad, and he said, "Islam is one of the world's great religions."
If there's no Islamic terrorism, why do we need the TSA? Get rid of it.
Obama's Department of Defense has banned any mention of Islamic extremism. The ummah is not held responsible for daily attacks of jihad across the world. Instead, Obama submits to the supremacists' agenda and sanctions Islamic imperialism here and abroad. These strip-searches, these security measures, are because of Islamic terror. Period. We must profile. That is the fact, and my saying it makes me the bad guy.
The Obama administration, political elites, and media shills have surrendered to jihad instead of defeating it. Instead, they have set Americans in their sights. It is Americans who are under attack. The 9/11 attack on us continues with an ever-increasing invasion of our privacy -- a hallmark of a police state. My colleagues and I are targeted, while every day we lose more freedom, more privacy, more of our rights. And Islam advances.
Bush was right: he wanted to keep transportation security in the private sector. You can fire private companies that fail to do the job. But the Dems saw another opportunity to bleed the American people and gouge them with another bloated, ineffectual, and cost-prohibitive government agency that, under Obama, was unionized.