An idea whose time has come. “Close Down the TSA!,” by Pamela Geller in the American Thinker, July 10:
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.