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Hurt Feelings Trumps Being Held Against Your Will?

#1
This was posted before but binned. So essentially this guy was prevented from going about his business because someone had hurt feelings? WTF?

Fireman Sam creator David Jones held over veil remark

The creator of children's character Fireman Sam has criticised the treatment he received after he was detained at Gatwick Airport.

David Jones was held for questioning as he passed through X-ray scanners after asking why a veiled Muslim woman was not checked by airport security.
Mr Jones said he had been flying to Portugal and joked about wearing his scarf over his face. Gatwick Airport said his comments had offended some security staff.

Former fireman Mr Jones, 67, was on his way to Faro in the Algarve, where he now lives. He was asked to place his belongings, including his scarf, into a tray to pass through the scanner.
However, as he did so, he spotted the woman pass through the area without showing her face.

Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme, he recalled how he said to officials: "I wonder what would happen if I covered my face with my scarf.
"It was a quip. And I expected the guy to say: 'Yeah, I know what you mean mate' but when I got to the end and was putting all my stuff back on, I was bagged by a security guard."
Mr Jones said he was told: "You've made a remark which someone finds offensive. Come with me."
'Bizarre situation'

He denied making an offensive remark, saying it was "an observation, nothing more", but he was told he should apologise to a Muslim security guard who was nearby when the comment was made.
Mr Jones described the situation as bizarre, but said he was not arrested even though he was held "for quite a while". He was freed after agreeing the remark could be regarded as offensive.

In a statement, Gatwick Airport said there was no legal requirement to remove religious headwear to establish identity in airport security areas, and that "when the Muslim lady in traditional dress passed through security no alarms activated".

"Some security colleagues were offended by some of the comments made and supervisors asked the passenger to return landside and engaged in a discussion during which the passenger requested the presence of the police.

"The matter was resolved and the passenger was later re-screened and did not miss his flight," it said.
Speaking on Monday, Mr Jones said he was taking advice and considering whether to pursue the matter further following the incident on 19 February.
Mr Jones, originally from West London and a former member of the Household Cavalry, dreamt up the idea of Fireman Sam with fellow firefighter Dave Gingell when they worked at Clerkenwell station in London.

BBC News - Fireman Sam creator David Jones held over veil remark
 
#7
You can walk through airport security unchecked in a veil, but dare to comment upon it and you'll find yourself forced to apologise to someone you haven't even offended. All because if you are religious in this country, you have a special exception from being offended, for some bizarre reason.
 

TheIronDuke

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#8
Pity the poor security guard was offended. Being a professional security guard charged with keeping our aircraft secure he will not be aware of this case reported widely in 2006. He will have been too busy finding things to be offended about. This has sod all to do with the guards religion (other than that was the card used by a heavy handed supervisor) and everything to do with professional standards.

A MALE suspect in a major anti-terrorist investigation in Britain escaped capture by allegedly disguising himself as a Muslim woman dressed in a burka, The Times can reveal.
The man, who was wanted in connection with serious terrorist offences, evaded arrest for several days as police searched for him across the country.

The fact that a fugitive remained at large after disguising himself in an Islamic dress which covered his face will further fuel the debate sparked by Jack Straw, Leader of the House of Commons, about the wearing of the veil.

Details of the man’s true identity were circulated to ports and airports to try to prevent him leaving the country.

He was eventually caught and is now one of more than 90 suspects in British prisons awaiting trial on terror charges. ........
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#9
I'd tell the security guard that if he/she gets upset so easily by someone's opinion then perhaps he/she shouldn't be in a customer/public facing role.

He/she should be a professional, do his/her job to the required standard and that's as far as it should go.

Fucking homo.
 
#10
Read it again, the security guard didn't get offended, he didn't even hear it, he just happened to be nearby. PC wankstains terrified that a God botherer may be slightly...bothered.
 
#11
The fact that a fugitive remained at large after disguising himself in an Islamic dress which covered his face will further fuel the debate sparked by Jack Straw, Leader of the House of Commons, about the wearing of the veil.
He should have been caught at the point at which ID/passports are checked.

The news story says that this one happened at the X-ray scanner.
 

Auld-Yin

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#12
I thought the veil/ burka thing had nothing to do with religion but was more of a cultural thing. Not all Muslim women wear veils, just from the less enlightened areas.

That is my view and observation and am happy to be proven incorrect.

If on the other hand you are offended by my remark then fuck off back to your own culture.

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#13
Fuck all to do with PC- It's just some grizzled old twat gobbing off to uniformed staff. See it all the time on UK police/ border agency TV shows. Pisses me off. He should have been tazered then cavity searched.
Thinks it's OK because he's "respectable" ("I'm famous don't ya know?")
He should try making snide comments to American of Russian security forces if he wants to be really inconvenienced.
NEXT
 

TheIronDuke

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#16
Fuck all to do with PC- It's just some grizzled old twat gobbing off to uniformed staff. See it all the time on UK police/ border agency TV shows. Pisses me off. He should have been tazered then cavity searched.
Thinks it's OK because he's "respectable" ("I'm famous don't ya know?")
He should try making snide comments to American of Russian security forces if he wants to be really inconvenienced.
NEXT
I'm with you on stupid bastards gobbing off in such circumstances but it strikes me the guy asked a legit question. She is OK to go through with a veil, what would be your reaction if I wore a scarf over my face? As a reformed bank robber I would have been offended by that question but fortunately I was not there.
 

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