Actually it is personnel at Canada’s busiest airport who are going to get the training in how to treat Muslims. Will it include instruction on how to ignore signs of jihadist activity? “Sensitivity Training for Canada Airports,” from IslamOnline, July 31 (thanks to Sounder):
CAIRO “” Hundreds of officers at Pearson, Canada’s busiest airport, will receive sensitivity training to guarantee a better treatment of Muslim and Arab passengers, to the welcome of lobbying groups, Toronto Star reported on Thursday, July 31.
“The CBSA constantly takes steps including outreach and training to ensure our services are not discriminatory or perceived to be discriminatory,” said Patrizia Giolti, spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency.
The sensitivity courses, to start from September through March, will be give to 500 officers at Pearson airport, Canada’s busiest airport.
The aim is to help officers “effectively perform their enforcement responsibilities in a respectful manner,” said the CBSA.
Muslim passengers have long complained of being singled out for searches at Canadian airports.
They are often questioned about their activities and purchase abroad, have their luggage searched and passport information taken down.
“We feel that this is a type of profiling, which must cease,” said Mohamed Elmasry, president of the Canadian Islamic Congress.
“After 9/11 we became all potential terrorists without doubt, and we still have some examples of people being picked up from the line because they wear long beards or the hijab,” agrees Mohamed Boudjenane, executive director of the Canadian Arab Federation.
“It still happens on a regular basis.”…
Horror of horrors! For, as everyone knows, Methodist grandmothers are just as likely to commit an act of terror as young Muslim males!