“Suleman, a Muslim, said he wanted to protect Britain and to take a stand against extremists.” If he really wanted to protect Britain, he wouldn’t tie up its resources with frivolous lawsuits like this.
Litigation Jihad Update: “Wheelchair-bound man sues MI5 after application for spy job rejected,” from the Telegraph, March 9 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A wheelchair-bound former bus driver is suing MI5 for Â£363,000, after his application for a job tracking down suspects was rejected.
Sajad Suleman, 35, admitted he could not move his arms or legs when he applied to be a Mobile Surveillance Officer but still claimed he should have been the “preferred candidate” out of the 1,092 who applied.
He said the role — “all about observing people or places either on foot or by vehicle” — could have been adapted and he could have travelled and tracked targets by train, coach or taxi.
The service should have also paid for his health care, he said.
British-born Suleman believes MI5 and its recruiting agency TMP (UK) demonstrated “reckless discrimination” in rejecting his application.
His discrimination claim has already been thrown out by a London employment tribunal, but he is appealing….
The job description states applicants should be able to pass a “physically and mentally demanding” course.
Suleman said: “I knew the mobile surveillance officer job was active. They sent you out, sometimes to different countries to spy on someone. You are out on the front line, but it was right up my street.
“They have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabilities. They should have invited me for an interview, there is no doubt about that, and I should have got the job.
“I should have been the preferred candidate because they said they encouraged applications from people from ethnic minorities and with disabilities.”
Suleman, a Muslim, said he wanted to protect Britain and to take a stand against extremists….