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are meant to pit group against group. They make us doubt different religions, and different authority groups, such as the police, FBI, and and even the awfully named Homeland Security (used to evoke the dreaded government).

When I see stories with the and without any real authorities quoted, I wonder if they too are fake. Are people really denied entry to the US in this way, or is the purpose of the story to scare people from even trying to cross? Is the purpose to get us to hate/fear Homeland Security? Is this a warning to people who dress according to Muslim tradition to not  bother booking a vacation, as it may be taken away with one secondary inspection?

I believe that Homeland Security was one of the biggest coups in government takeover history. They were able to orchestrate the take over of security of all airports in all states and literally take control over the perception of air travel. This is counter to the decentralized, independent ideal of states and civic airports. I believe the creators keep the illusion of a big, bad, evil Homeland Security to perpetually scare people, when in reality, they’re nothing but more highly paid (federal) security guards. The stories of nasty things they may be doing are most likely fabricated, used to intimidate them and the passengers they 0;serve to protect”.

The Al-Rawis became part of the 330 or more travellers a day who are refused entry to the United States under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, which gives border officials the right to refuse admission of non-Americans — including Canadian citizens.

On a typical day, the agency said, it processes 992,000 admission applications to the U.S., refuses 366 persons as inadmissible and arrests 22 wanted criminals at the ports of entry.

The council plans to do a survey investigating the Muslim community’s experience with travel and mobility, as well as a spring forum to address the impact of the post- period on civil liberties.

via Disney vacation turns to nightmare for Mississauga family | Toronto Star.

It appears the post 9/11 will be for the rest of time, or at least until its replacement.

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