Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Passenger Profiling

Monday's Newsnight had a segment on passenger profiling. A couple of quotes...

Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain: “It’s a form of racism.”

Ali Dizaei from the National Black Police Association: “What you are suggesting is that we should have a new offence in this country called travelling whilst Asian.”

And yet white English men have been subject to profiling for years.

27 June 2006:
Police at Gatwick Airport have stopped 10 known hooligans from travelling to Germany for the World Cup.

Since the start of the tournament on 9 June, Sussex Police have completed 500 spot checks as part of a national campaign to stop offenders travelling.

More than 230 flights have also been checked as part of Operation Jardon.
9 November 2005:
Football hooligans planning to travel to England's match with Argentina in Geneva, Switzerland have been urged to think again by police.

Starting on Thursday, Operation Detergent will target known or potential trouble makers planning to fly from Manchester Airport.
16 August 2005:
Police are mounting a major operation at two London airports in an attempt to stop known or potential troublemakers travelling to an England football game.

Officers will be patrolling Heathrow and City airports ahead of, and in the days after, Wednesday's international friendly match in Denmark.
31 August, 2004:
Police in Manchester will be keeping a close eye on football hooligans who plan to travelling abroad for the World Cup 2006 qualifying matches.

Fans heading to Austria and Poland for the World Cup qualifying rounds face strict security screening.
And you know what? It works.


Anonymous La Boheme said...

Of course it works - picked up a discarded News of the World at Gatwick yesterday and there was a full page spread re: profiling pointing out that the security staff shouldn't waste time on thorough searches of families going on holiday; rugby/football squads; white, middleaged business men etc but should concentrate on lone (or small groups) of young, asian males.

It it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck - it's a duck.

8:39 am  
Anonymous Dave said...

Too true, I didn't notice any complaints from white males at the time!

10:10 am  
Blogger permanentexpat said...

'online bingo' is an utter prick.

The fact that an organization such as 'The Black national Police Association' actually exists should tell anyone with a modicum of nous that it has no wish to work within the established system.

Hello.....is anybody listening?

Oh.....I read that some twat has complained that there aren't enough 'black' faces on BBC programs. Without doubt the same complaint has been lodged about the dearth of 'white' faces on Saudi/pakistani/nigerian TV.


12:18 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

Black and ethnic faces are way, way, way over-represented on British TV. Los estupidos who run the Beeb out of London, where almost 50% of the floating population are exagamous, think the whole country is similarly constituted.

I agree with Permex about the BNP. They have been very canny and they've made some excellent moves. All they need to do now is field a couple of conservative black candidates and, with a sigh of relief, I am guessing a giant tranche of the population will feel able to vote for them.

As an aside, I do hold out some hope for John Reid. He has completely sidelined the ridiculous John Prescott and the ridiculous Gordon Brown. Even better, he has made irrelevant the vile Tony Blair. And twittery Dave.

Dave, with his windmills and his huskies is looking distinctly passé next to Reid. I hate Labour, but I think Reid is the next prime minister, and he's made of more brutal stuff than Ms Toni. (I'd even bet on him for a TKO against heavyweight fascist Cherie.)

2:02 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

Doesn't DFH know how to delete comments? Do we really have to tolerate bingo boy?

2:02 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

I have an idea that hopefully would give Bari apoplexy. Until they settle down and act like adults, Muslims should not be allowed to fly. Airlines shouldn't be allowed to sell them tickets.

I'd rather see a bunch of dogs queued up with their pet passports that Muslims in burqas and sleazy men with beards.

4:17 pm  
Blogger Dagenham Dave said...

Ali Desai - Ali D.

"Is it 'cos I is black?" No, Ali, it's not, it's 'cos you belong to a fascist death cult. 1 of the arrested was black, two were white converts.

BTW Ali, just like Ali G, you're NOT black. You're South Asian, just like a lot of Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists. Difference is they don't want to impose a Caliphate by violence on the rest of us.

10:14 pm  

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