Monday, October 29, 2007

UK Minister detained at US airport

That's right, it's time to check in again with our friends at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In today's installment, we'll see how the TSA detained a high-ranking British official simply because ... that's right — he's Muslim!

From Press TV:
International Development Minister Shahid Malik, of Pakistani origin, has said that he was detained for about 40 minutes at Dulles Airport in Washington, and his hand luggage was inspected for traces of explosives when he was returning to London after talks on tackling terrorism with US officials.

“Obviously, there was no malice involved, but it has to be said that the US system does not inspire confidence,” he concluded.

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