[thechat] US criticised over Muslim checks

Frey kristenannfrey at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 2 11:30:00 CDT 2002

Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
>  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2290602.stm
> What would you call it?
> Security Concerns or Anti-Muslim Hysteria?
> Not trolling!

"Under the new policy, the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS)
will routinely fingerprint, photograph and question potential entrants,
checking their pictures and prints against criminal and terrorist databases"
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2290602.stm

Personally I'm all for doing this to any person (US citizen or not) entering
and exiting the country.  But time and resources are a factor (imagine what
the US/Canadian border would be like!).

So what's the logical decision?... narrow down the scope to countries that
have hostilities towards the U.S. (or countries that produce people that
have hostilities towards the U.S.)


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