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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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9 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Muslims of any nationality or colour have the absolute right to live their entire lives never being offended by anyone or anything, and just in case there might be something that they have not seen or heard that may have offended them, there are plenty of non-Muslims that will take offence on their behalf.

    Equality in action.

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  2. What an awful story.

    I'm afraid that I would have insisted that the copper either charged me or let me go.

    I wonder whether there may be a civil action that could be brought against BAA for false imprisionment?

    I hate political correctness and those that implement it with glee.

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  3. 2, 3 .. was it in fact a lady?

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  4. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Ok...this was obviously an innocent comment, but even if it WAS a racist/hateful comment, is that illegal? Can we be detained for our words, other than yelling "fire" in a crowded room? Since when? Did our ancestors die for our freedoms for it to come to this??

    We are a hairs breathe here in the US from loosing our first amendment rights. Truly, the only thing that has prohibited our political classes and the rest of our "betters" from snatching it completely is that so many of us have taken advantage of our second amendment rights. :)

    Debbie in the US

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    1. Even is Mr Jones made an incredibly insulting hate filled anti Muslim remark (which he didn't), it can't be classified as "racism" because Islam is not a race but a religion.

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  5. Who did he think he was, speaking during a security screening? The only acceptable utterances under these circumstances are "Yes, sir, No ma'am," and "Sorry, for those metal fillings in my mouth. I'll have those teeth pulled at once."

    Lucky he didn't get tazed.

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  6. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Of course, this is just another excuse for airport staff to boss and bully people around. Reacting to what they might consider as racist remarks is not part of their jobs, and because they deal with so many nationalities, and these nationalities all have different standards regarding racism, it is unlikely that they have received any training or guidance on the matter.

    They picked on Mr Jones because they felt they could. He is (probably) white and to all ‘appearances’ non-Muslim. They could understand his language. Their actions were, in essence, completely racist.

    Personally I dislike Muslims and there is absolutely nothing that anyone can do about that fact. I don’t care about their race, as has already been stated Islam is not confined to any particular race. What bothers me is although only a tiny fraction of Muslims condone and carry out acts of terrible violence against non-Muslims, the remaining non-fanatics do absolutely nothing about policing their own religion.

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  7. I'm sorry, but I had to laugh. Why? Well the image of the security staff scurrying about trying to find someone, anyone, who could be offended.

    "Quick! I've taken offense on behalf of a woman who didn't hear it and isn't here anymore, find someone who will pretend to be offended on her behalf so I don't look like an idiot"

    Sorry BAA security, you just made it plain to everyone what a complete and utter officious pc prig of a moron you really are.

    Oh, and any flights from now on will NOT be by BA either (to be honest the only airline I have any respect left for is EL Al, surprise, surprise!).

    A question occurs. Just what is a muslim woman security guard employed for? Call me a profiler if you wish but is it a good idea to employ someone who may sympathise with the potential terrorists you're looking for? It smacks a little of employing a member of sinn fein as security during the troubles. Perhaps she doesn't get involved in any checks, but is there to be the perpetually offended person whenever one is needed.

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  8. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Since Mr Jones was required to remoe his scarf, then should it not be a requirement for EVERYBODY who has their face covered to do the same? The problem with burkhas and similar garb, which incidentally, are cultural, not religios, is that anyone could use such clothing to slip through security checks, illegal immigrants, terrorists, paedophiles etc . In any case, Mr Jones's treatment was nothing short of disgraceful, typical of the attitude of the politically correct fascists running our public 'services'.

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