No one would have dreamed of screening this baggage handler for this job to try to determine whether or not he had jihadist sentiments. That would have been “Islamophobic.”
“UK airport terror fears as ISIS flag ‘found stitched inside baggage handler’s glove’,” by Tom Batchelor, Express, October 8, 2016:
EXCLUSIVE: A BAGGAGE handler at a British airport has been found with an ISIS flag stitched to the inside of their glove, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the UK.
The discovery raises the alarming prospect that staff at British airports could be operating as part of a jihadi sleeper cell.
A senior security source confirmed to Express.co.uk the discovery of the glove was “not the only case” and that other radicalised airport workers had been identified at more British airports.
The UK airport where the baggage handler worked has not been revealed but Britain’s biggest airport, Heathrow, has said it is not aware of any such incident at the west London hub.
Concerns about radicalised airport staff first came to light in France in the wake of the Paris attacks, when it emerged as many as 70 members of staff with airside clearance were stripped of their passes.
At Brussels airport, which was hit by a terror attack in March, security services said at least 50 ISIS supporters were working as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff.
Police at the Belgian airport said the workers were in possession of security badges and even had access to the cockpit of parked aircraft.
And in August this year 300 airport staff at Heathrow had their passes suspended in a major security crackdown.
Cleaners and caterers were caught up in the probe which employer Sodexo said was a precautionary measure and there were no known terrorist links.
It followed news that police were investigating a scam involving airside security passes at Heathrow….