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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.

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26 thoughts on “FIREMAN SAM IN 1984

  1. ‘I was told that we now live in a different time and some things are not to be said.’

    Mr. Jones’ mistake was to open his mouth at all!

  2. Another satisfied customer.

    Mr Jones has just discovered that the police are not on our side anymore, they are a paramilitary force employed to impose political behaviour at the point of a gun. He’s also just discovered that “security” is nothing other than security theatre, an empty show to keep the populace cowed and afraid.

    That a blanketed alien from a de facto hostile tradition is waved through while a supposedly free-born native of this land is detained, intimidated and accused of political heresies is not surprising in the slightest.

    For anyone else who find himself unfortunate enough to be spoken to by some State apparachik with an inferiority complex, the drill is clear: ask if you are being detained, if you are told “no” then walk away. If the answer is “yes” then shut up and say nothing. Don;t even give them your name.

  3. It’s even easier to get on a plane if you have a makeshift bomb in your underpants. The authorities actually escort the bomb-carrier onboard as a witness who adhered to “see something, say something” states below!

    – On Christmas Day 2009, my wife and I were returning from an African safari and had a connecting flight through Amsterdam. As we waited for our flight, we sat on the floor next to the boarding gate. What I witnessed while sitting there and subsequent events have changed my life forever. While I sat there, I witnessed Umar dressed in jeans and a white t-shirt, being escorted around security by a man in a tan suit who spoke perfect American English and who aided Umar in boarding without a passport. The airline gate worker initially refused Umar boarding until the man in the tan suit intervened.

    – When we landed….. I immediately told the FBI my story in order to help catch the accomplice I had seen in Amsterdam. It soon became obvious that the FBI wasn’t interested in what I had to say, which upset me further. For one month the government refused to admit the existence of the man in the tan suit before changing course and admitting his existence in an ABC News article on January 22, 2010. That was the last time the government talked about this man. The video that would prove the truth of my account has never been released. –

  4. Phantom –

    I’m not aware of anyone else saying the same. That’s not a great surprise or to say the couple made it up. Most people in a departure lounge are bored to the edge of sleep, look at their feet, read a book, chase their children, tap their phone or do anything but look at the people around them. This couple say they were sat right beside the gate and looked back down the space.

    Whatever happened might be cleared up by the release of CCTV film but I’m not aware of it being released. I’m also not aware of the couple being called to testify at the recent trial beyond being allowed to gove a witness impact statement.

  5. Phantom – it appears that the Israeli security company ICTS had a total camera failure which is not dissimilar to the one they had in Paris when the ‘shoe bomber’ Richard Reid got onboard his target. Likewise, at Logan Airport on 9/11/2001 and also the London bus on 7/7/2005. A very unlucky company indeed and I’m sure that you will see this record as no more than a series of unfortunate coincidences.

  6. I hate airport security and assume that I will always be searched, and more often or not I am (white male 50 something). My response is dumb insolense. I say absolutely nothing except yes or no, so they get the message.

    I travel through Gatwick several times a year. Its security is oppressive, but not much worse than other airports, and the last time I was there the security staff were very polite.

  7. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/24/domodedovo-airport-bombing-moscow

    – At least 35 people were killed and 130 injured in a suspected suicide bombing today at Moscow’s biggest airport, Domodedovo, Russian officials said.

    – Russian opposition bloggers demanded to know why security measures had not been enhanced at airports in response to the tipoff. Oleg Kozlovsky, an opposition activist, tweeted: “If the FSB [Russian’s domestic anti-terrorism agency] knew about the warning a week ago, why didn’t they check passengers arriving at airports?”

    Maybe the security system functioned exactly as intended. Get the message: do not recognise a Palestinian state!!

  8. So all these countries hire them so that their airports can be attacked or so that terrorists can pass through

    Wow

    You really got a scoop there bro

  9. http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-firm-which-secured-japan-nuclear-plant-says-workers-there-putting-their-lives-on-the-line-1.349897

    – Magna BSP set up the security system about a year ago at the facility, which suffered extensive damage after the recent earthquake and tsunami, with particular concern over radiation leakage from the reactors at the site. –

    It seems there’s something about Israeli security firms: bad things just seem to happen.

  10. http://www.icts-int.com/content3a9f.html?id=6

    – ICTS International N.V. was founded in 1982 by a select group of security experts, former military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies. The company’s goal was to develop and implement pioneering aviation security concepts and systems, with particular emphasis on high-risk environments.

    – In 1998, ICTS International N.V. made a strategic decision to focus on the US market. The following year, it acquired Huntleigh USA Corp., which provides airline passenger screening services at 47 US airports, including all the international aviation gateways in the USA. –

    With all the ex-Mossad and Shin Bet agents running this company, one would think that they would know what’s going on? I reckon that they do.

  11. Check the dates noting that 7/7/2005 matters:

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/69208

    First Publish: 9/21/2004, 3:32 PM / Last Update: 9/21/2004, 5:06 PM

    Verint Systems, a subsidiary of Israel’s Comverse Technology announced that Metronet Rail has selected Verint’s networked video solution to enhance security of the London Underground, according to an Israel21c report.

    After extensive testing of Verint’s networked video system, including pilot installation on selected rail lines, Metronet Rail selected it to be installed on the entire Underground. The system will enable security personnel to monitor passenger platforms and certain remote portions of the track. –

    So one Israeli security firm runs the cameras for the London Underground (which all failed on 7/7) and ISTC runs the security cameras for the London bus which blew up killing 13 people – cameras failed.

    Now Phantom will be telling us all that this is just a coincidence and that we should move along, not forgetting to keep our minds in neutral ecause an active mind is a dangerous mind – yeah?

  12. “ICTS International N.V. was founded in 1982 by a select group of security experts, former military commanding officers and veterans of government intelligence and security agencies.”

    In other words, ICTS is an arm of the Israeli state.

  13. ICTS, Verint, Magna BSP – all security firms from a country of 5 million. In such a small sector, I’d reckon that they all know each other, almost certainly being ex-Mossad or Shin Bet.

    What do you reckon, Phantom, or do you not reckon at all? Just an unfortunate series of unfortunate coincidences, unfortunately.

  14. it appears that the Israeli security company ICTS had a total camera failure which is not dissimilar to the one they had in Paris when the ‘shoe bomber’ Richard Reid got onboard his target. Likewise, at Logan Airport on 9/11/2001 and also the London bus on 7/7/2005

    Allan

    Your links after the above comment don’t serve to back it up.

    The Israelis are pretty good at security. If they weren’t, they’d be dead.

    I don’t think that El Al has suffered a terrorist incident since 1969. Ben Gurion Airport has a good record , too. Despite the fact that both are on the top of the bad guys’ target lists. That’s not an coincidence. Israel’s security people tend to know what they are doing.

    All your insane ramblings won’t be addressed but I will point out:

    The 9/11 hijackers ( unfortunately ) legally went through Logan Airport and legally boarded those planes and did not carry on anything illegal, according to the rules of the time ( which have since changed )

    The London Underground was an open system then, and still is. The passengers board those trains without going through security.

    The Japanese nuclear disaster was caused by a tsunami and by inadequate backup procedures. It wasn’t caused by a terrorist act or human incursion of any kind.

    Sorry to burst your Truther bubble, but your arguments got nothin.

  15. “Mr. Jones’ mistake was to open his mouth at all!”

    Mike Cunningham,

    Your statement probably is probably the most sensible

    But,

    That’s not a viable excuse for the security’s inane and draconian actions.

    Yea I know it’s like trying to wrestle with a 500 pound gorilla. You know your gonna lose the fight but, but laying down and letting the gorilla stomp on you at its discretion is repugnant.

    At least try to kick him in the balls before the lights go out!

  16. The Japanese nuclear disaster was caused by a tsunami and by inadequate backup procedures. It wasn’t caused by a terrorist act or human incursion of any kind.

    That’s what they want you to think.

    In actual fact the Zionist controlled Japanese government secretly allowed the Tsunami to happen in order to destroy the reactor and make nuclear power a less favoured source of energy- thus bolstering the major oil producers in the Middle East er wait, I need to work on this a bit.

  17. Phantom – you are strectching the limits of even your gullibility. For all of the ‘incidents’ cited above, Israeli security firms were in charge and all cameras just seemed to ‘fail’ at the very time when the video evidence would have shown exactly what happened or prevented the incident in the first place.

    I travel regularly through Schiphol Airport and there are cameras everywhere, even before the Underwear Bomber was waved through onto the target plane. Kurt Haskel says that the video evidence which should exist will back up his statementof events: where is the video footage?

    Cameras on the bus of 7/7 (2005) and in the London Underground would have shown the movements of the alleged perps: all cameras failed. Likewise at Logan Airport on 9/11.

    These Israeli security companies seem to have the most untimely misfortunes 🙁

  18. The Israelis are pretty good at security. If they weren’t, they’d be dead

    3,000 on 9/11, 56 on 7/7, 35 in Moscow last year, security ‘failures’ in Amsterdam and Paris. Somebody else is dying.

  19. I hope that the logic you use in your profession is a lot better than the logic you display here.

    You’re an embarrassment, son.

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