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Saturday, February 08, 2014
TSA Agents Interrogate Jewish Author For Reading Conservative Newspaper
Federal goons assume role of political thought police Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com
Image: Phyllis Chesler (YouTube).
Award winning Jewish author Phyllis Chesler was
questioned and had her bag searched at New York’s JFK Airport as a
result of a TSA agent’s suspicions over the fact that she was reading a
The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon after Chesler’s flight to Florida was delayed due to the recent ice storms.
As soon as Chesler pulled out a copy of The Jewish Press,
a popular English language weekly with a conservative political bent, a
TSA agent eyed her with suspicion, approached the author and asked to
see the newspaper.
After the TSA agent scrutinized the cover of the
newspaper and showed it to another security official, Chesler was
ordered to open her luggage, which the two agents then proceeded to
During the search, Chesler was interrogated by the two
TSA workers. As her luggage was being searched, Chesler noticed that a
Muslim woman wearing a niqab that covered her entire face apart from her
eyes was allowed through security with no questions asked and with no
one even bothering to verify her identity.
Image: The Jewish Press Newspaper.
Chesler was left alone after the two agents found
nothing more deadly than a bottle of water. Despite their best efforts
to assume the role of political thought police, the TSA workers
discovered that reading a newspaper other than the New York Times or the
Washington Post isn’t indicative of being a terrorist.
“The issue is not that the Jew was the one who was stopped and the Muslim was the one who sailed through security,” reports the Jewish Press.
“The issue is that merely the word Jewish on a newspaper was sufficient
to draw the agents’ attention and suspicion, while someone whose
identity was impossible to discern, who could be hiding who knows what,
was ignored by security – security! professionals.”
As we recently highlighted, the federal agency has also
instituted a policy in some airports where loudspeakers warn travelers
that they could be arrested if they make jokes about the TSA or its increasingly ludicrous procedures.