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megimoo
05-25-2011, 02:29 PM
The Transportation Security Administration is too worried about "political correctness," according to a Republican lawmaker.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said TSA is too politically correct when it chooses which passengers to search at airport security checkpoints.

During a recent trip, Broun said he saw TSA pat down an elderly person and a child, but not a man he that deemed suspicious.

"I walked through right behind me there was a grandmother little old lady, and she was was patted down," Broun said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."

"Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids?"
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Broun said in the interview that the TSA needs to focus "on those people who want to harm us...."We have to identify those people we do that through human intelligence, we do that by trying to get into the inner circle," he said. "Focus upon those individuals, not on the general public. Unfortunately, I think the Department of Homeland Security has been focusing on the general public and have been afraid of political correctness.

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/163197-gop-lawmaker-i-saw-tsa-pat-down-little-old-lady-child-but-not-arab-man

NJCardFan
05-25-2011, 05:07 PM
I'd like to see a description of Arabian dress. Was he dressed like this or something?
http://images.complete-costumes.co.uk/fancy-dress-costume.php/i/341/t/0/n/Mens-Aladdin-Ali-Baba-Arabian-Costume.jpg

megimoo
05-25-2011, 09:08 PM
I'd like to see a description of Arabian dress. Was he dressed like this or something?
http://images.complete-costumes.co.uk/fancy-dress-costume.php/i/341/t/0/n/Mens-Aladdin-Ali-Baba-Arabian-Costume.jpg

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~chern/saudi/clothes.html

Traditional Saudi dress/clothing
MALE DRESS

THOBE: The word thawb is the standard Arabic word for 'a garment'. It is the traditional Arab dress for men. It is sometimes spelled thobe or thaub. It is a tunic, generally long. The word is used specifically for this garment in Arab states of the Persian Gulf. There has been some debate regarding the correct length of the thawb. Shorter length represents modesty, while longer represents royalty, status and wealth.

TAGIYAH: The Tagiyah is a white knitted skull cap

GHUTRA: The Ghutra is a square scarf, made of cotton or silk, which is worn folded across the head over the Tagiyah. The end of the scarf can be draped across the face as protection in the event of sandstorms.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MbmazCMuZI&feature=player_embedded

AGAL: The Agal is a thick, doubled, black cord which is worn on the head on top of the Ghutra to hold it in place.