Monday, February 27, 2012
Nanny Bans Fireman Sam
It seems that Nanny continues to crack down on freedom of speech and our freedom to ask questions.
David Jones, a retired fireman and the creator of Fireman Sam, discovered this to his cost the other day when he went through the security gates at Gatwick airport.
As we all know, Nanny has done her best to increase our paranoia and fear about terrorism and has increased the level of security checks over the years at UK airports (all rather pointless on some long haul flights, if the same level of checks are not carried out at other airports en route or for transit passengers).
Anyhoo, Mr Jones placed his belongings, including a scarf, into the tray that passes through the X ray (that can't of course pick up certain types of explosives). Whilst waiting in line he observed a Muslim lady in a hijab pass through the area without showing her face.
Mr Jones made a comment to one of Nanny's security officers thusly:
"If I was wearing this scarf over my face, I wonder what would happen.”
Can you guess what happened next children?
Yes, that's right, Mr Jones was detained by Nanny's security staff and accused of racism.
Factoid: for the benefit of Nanny and her lackeys, any person of any race or colour can be Muslim (it is a religion not a race!).
Mr Jones then was subjected to a one hour stand-off, as Nanny's lackeys tried to force him to apologise.
To whom should he have apologised may I ask, and for why?
1 He wasn't being racist.
2 The comment was not aimed at the lady, nor heard by her.
3 The lady had long since gone.
Mr Jones then claims that, in addition to security staff giving him a verbal going over, the BA duty manager (he was trying to fly BA) got involved and took their side too.
The security staff insisted that he apologise to a Muslim security guard who had "apparently", on being told of the comment (ie she was not initially involved), became offended.
Mr Jones requested that a police officer be sought, unfortunately the police officer also kowtowed to the concept of political correctness. Mr Jones was told that "some things are not to be said".
We have now entered the Orwellian world of thought and speech crimes!
Mr Jones eventually (as he really did want to catch a flight) came to an agreement whereby he consented that what he said "could" be considered offensive by a Muslim guard.
Needless to say, Nanny insisted on making him go through the security check and full search again.
How petty and pathetic!
Gatwick airport are now looking into the matter!
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