Dear Airport Security,
Have you heard of profiling? In your case by a person's profile, you target them as a risk to security. I can think of an Indonesian Moslem workmate, and his son has started at work too, and I would be targeting them for security and explosive checks. Unlike my other Indonesian Moslem work friend, this father and son combo are truly scary. The son is the worst. While he drives a smart black BMW to work, with loud modern music booming from the car, after he checks his Ipad for anything new, he can be found in corners praying to Allah. Clearly his missed humility in his reading of his religious texts.
In my anecdotal experience, our airport security seems to focus on checking old Anglo Australians for hidden explosives. If they are gay, they get extra focus for an explosive check. If it was one older gay man who mentioned it, I would not think much about it, but when I hear back from so many older gay men who have been checked so many times, and a very very old Anglo woman, well, what can be concluded?
Is it exhibition to older Anglo Australians that our airport security is doing their job?
So when did the last older Anglo Australian blow up anything, least of all a plane?
Should I remind our security that English Moslems blew up The Tube and a bus in 2005.
Should I remind our security that American Moslems blew up the World Trade Centre.
Should I remind our security that Australian Moslems have already been caught ahead of committing terrorist acts here.
So why is Airport Security targeting older gay Anglo men for explosive tests?