January 17, 2015
More gifts from Charlie!
Can you imagine a month ago a European country coming out and telling its people to keep an eye-out for ethnic Arabs carrying large sums of money or filming things?
Well, this month such a thing can happen, in the wake of Charlie.
The recommendations were issued to police officers after the recent terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to Spanish free daily 20 minutos.
Under the terms of the protocol, police have been told to check passports to ascertain whether people have been in countries including Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.
Officers should also pay special attention to Arabs carrying more than €1,000 ($1,200) as they could be acting as human couriers. Spanish security forces believe this was the case with Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of dead terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who took a flight from Madrid to Turkey on January 2nd.
Police are also expected to stop and identify Arabs using video cameras away from tourist areas, especially around critical infrastructure such as airports and train stations. In addition, officers should carry out identity checks on Arabs in vehicles working with laptops. In such cases, police must immediately identify provincial authorities.
In the event of searches of people or vehicles, police officers should also check for the presence of agents used to make the highly explosive acetone peroxide.
And how can the EU now complain about “discrimination” and still be taken seriously? Especially in Spain, where people generally do not care.
Answer: they can’t. Merkel will probably come out and condemn them for this, but that will just further divisions.
The biggest problem I see with this plan is that all Arab-looking people are suspicious-looking people. Even if they aren’t actually doing anything, they just look like they would be.
PS PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS