I am sure there will be many, many more 'sikhs' (in reality people pretending to be sikhs) entering the country with turbans on due to this ' Hide your drugs here please, when you enter Britain' idiotic decision.
One law for ethnics, one law for everyone else.
If they are British, then they must accept we have one set of laws in this country that applies to everyone equally regardless of race or religion.
If they do not wish to abide by those laws, then leave.
U-turn on 'humiliating' turban airport security searches for sikhs
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:13 AM on 1st July 2010
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Dr Indarjit Singh CBE
Dr Indarjit Singh CBE: 'There are different ways of upsetting people'
Sikhs travelling through Britain's aiports will no longer undergo 'humiliating' searches of their turbans following fierce criticism of the policy.
Just two months ago security staff were told they could pat down and unravel a sikh's turban if the metal detector bleeped as they walked through.
But these powers - given under European legislation - were branded as unaccpetable by the religion's leaders in Britain and the Department of Transport has had to act quickly.
'It is considered very offensive to remove or touch a Sikh's turban, especially in public,' said Dr Indarjit Singh CBE, advisor to the Commission for Racial Equality.
'It's the equivalent of asking someone to undergo a strip search in public in western culture.
'Different things are considered insulting in different cultures - there are different ways of upsetting people, and we should try to keep that to a minimum.'
A spokesperson for Birmingham International Airport said: 'On Thursday the Department for Transport advised all UK airports to continue using the previous methods of screening religious headwear, which eliminates the need to carry out hand searches. We have reacted accordingly.'
Sikhs who set off alarms at airport body scanners will now have their turban scanned by a hand held wand, and will only be subjected to searches by hand if metal is detected in the turban.
Harmander Singh, Principal Advisor to Sikhs in England, added that the security measures were 'ludicrous'.
He said: 'Sikhs are being unfairly targeted. As far as I'm aware, there haven't been any exploding turbans at airports yet. Just because Osama Bin Laden chooses to wear one doesn't mean that Sikhs should have to suffer.'
The turban is worn by all Sikhs and is a key symbol of their faith, which shares some values of Hinduism and Islam.
Dr Singh conceded that searches at airports are a vital security precaution, but said: 'Security staff at airports must understand the particular significance of touching the turban.
'Sikhs do live in the real world, but we don't want to be subjected to constant searches at airports.'
A spokesperson for the Department for Transport said: 'We will work with the airport industry and religious communities to find an acceptable long-term solution to this issue.'
Thursday, 1 July 2010
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See the complete contrast in us and "ethnic minorities", they are quick to assert their rights and the indigenous people are quick to give them away all in the name of security of course...Donna
And Brits are now subject to the humiliation of having ourselves photographed naked by scanning machines at airports, we are not allowed to smoke where we wish, they have us sorting through rubbish etc.
These are not aimed at security or conservation, they are training us, like you train a dog, to be subservient, that is the real purpose of the airport scanning machines.
If a man will allow his wife and children to be photographed naked by migrant workers, by Govt officials, what will he not submit to.
Let's assume that these scanners were 100% succesful in stopping terrorists, and terrorist with half a brain would simply say, OK, I'm going to blow up a bus, a supermarket, a train, a busy street.
The logic behind these devices doesn't work therefore they are not there for their intended purpose, their intended purpose is humiliation, dog training the British people.
Don't the taliban wear turban's?
Nobody can take our rights away, a right is a right forever, Donna is correct, we have given them up, through ignorance.
We should all send a notice of intent and claim of right to bear arms, in defence of kith and kin, then openly walk the streets with sheathed daggers!
Let Big Brother know Little Brothers Ball have dropped.
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