This indicates that underneath all the politically correct nonsense, French authorities know very well that there is a correlation between devout adherence to Islam and interest in jihad terror activity — not in each and every case, but frequently enough to cause grave concern: not all devout Muslims are jihadis, but (despite mainstream media obfuscation on this point) virtually all jihadis are devout Muslims.
The airport workers’ union, however, remains resolutely in denial: “Despite fears that this could have left the airport vulnerable to attack, an official from the airport workers’ union suggested on Saturday that overwork and cost-cutting efforts were a greater risk than the religious beliefs of staff.” Of course. That’s why we see so many overworked and underpaid people engaging in terror attacks.
A vetting process launched by the French security agency reportedly saw Muslim staff at Charles de Gaulle airport sanctioned for having copies of the Quran in their lockers and refusing to trim their beards.
The procedures were put in place following attacks that hit Paris last January and November, aiming to vet all Muslim staff at French airports.
At Charles de Gaulle, a bustling airport in the capital, more than 60 passes allowing employees to access airside areas of the facility were withdrawn for “inappropriate behaviour,” The Times reported on Saturday.
Among the behaviour that saw employees sanctioned was praying at mosques considered “Salafist” and not shaking hands with female colleagues.
Vetting procedures at Charles de Gaulle, one of the world’s largest aviation hubs, have come under renewed scrutiny since EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean on Thursday after setting off from the airport….
All staff at French airports are subject to a criminal record check and are vetted by the security agency before being permitted to work.
However, high staff turnover – and the fact that almost all staff are sub-contracted to work at the airport from several different private companies – meant that procedures at Charles de Gaulle may not have been as stringent in practice as they were in theory.
Despite fears that this could have left the airport vulnerable to attack, an official from the airport workers’ union suggested on Saturday that overwork and cost-cutting efforts were a greater risk than the religious beliefs of staff….