This is another one of those stories which makes you wonder if Islamic terrorism has actually won as our liberty is are taken whilst the rights of certain others are carefully maintained?
The creator of the popular children’s character Fireman Sam has told how he was accused of racism after making a light-hearted remark at Gatwick airport. Dave Jones said he experienced an ‘Orwellian nightmare’ after commenting on the ease with which a woman with her face covered by a hijab, another form of the burqa, had walked through security controls.
As he placed his scarf and other items into a tray to pass through an X-ray scanner, he quipped to an official: ‘If I was wearing this scarf over my face, I wonder what would happen.’ To his astonishment, he was met on the other side of the barrier by officials who detained him for an hour in an attempt to force him to apologise and the police were called. Mr Jones, 67, who was supposed to be meeting his daughters, said: ‘Something like George Orwell’s 1984 now seems to have arrived in Gatwick airport. ‘I feel my rights as an individual have been violated. ‘What I underwent amounts to intimidation, unlawful arrest and detention. I was humiliated and denigrated in full public view.
What provoked the “officials” concerned to be have in such a draconian fashion? Who was he supposed to apologise for…and for what? Hijab wearers can obviously expect to sail through security but god forbid a scarf wearing 67 years old White man makes any kind of comment. I feel great sympathy for Mr Jones and those “officials” who caused him such humiliation and stress should ashamed. If you read the full article you will see they feel nothing but pride in their bullying actions.