Sunday, November 16, 2003
The Sunday Herald brings us a fun story:
Airlines have been warned that passengers will boycott their services and that tourism to the United States will effectively stop if new data demands from America are introduced.
Talks between the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the European Union broke down last month because the US is demanding that incoming passengers should have a passenger name record (PNR) containing 39 key pieces of information, such as how the passenger paid for their ticket and whether they ordered a halal meal for their flight, seen as indicators for potential terrorists.
That's right. "Whether they ordered a halal meal for their flight...."
But this isn't a war on Islam, so stop saying that, right now.
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