Powered by WebAds

Thursday, December 16, 2010

If they had done this in Israel....

If an Israeli government official had done anything like this in Israel, the chattering classes would have been up in arms. But it really was the right thing to do under the circumstances (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
One hotel worker whose duties involve going to all the hotel's floors said he was preparing for his shift Friday when his supervisor told him to steer clear of the eighth and ninth floors, where Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and his delegation had booked rooms.

"I said, 'Why?' " said the worker, who is Muslim and wanted to remain unidentified to protect his job. He said his supervisor told him, "They're Israelis there, and they don't want no face-to-face with Muslims."

The hotel's general manager, Amanda Hyndman, said the hotel rearranged some shifts and told some workers not to come in after a routine State Department background check found "irregularities" in the checks of 12 employees.

"We don't know the reasons why," Hyndman said, adding that not all the people on the list were Muslim. She said she did not know whether any Muslim employees were allowed to work on the eighth and ninth floors over the weekend.

After receiving a letter Tuesday from the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hyndman said the hotel planned to investigate the incident. "We uphold our policies of anti-discrimination," she said.

An official at the Israeli Embassy said that "as a policy, the embassy does not discuss the logistical arrangements for visiting Israeli officials."

A State Department official said routine background checks are conducted on people who "may have access to, or be working in, the vicinity of the official we are protecting." The official said that "at no time do these checks include questions regarding religious or political affiliation" and that the same standards are applied for for all delegations.
If you can't request that certain people be kept away from the people you're protecting, how can you secure them?

But you can bet that this will be added to the 'Islamophobia' statistics in the US.

Labels: , ,


At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should be getting used to the self-promotional antics of this Helen Thomas pimp and Muslim Brotherhood suck-up. But its difficult. Beyond chutzpa. The preening professional victimhood of the un-indicted conspirator criminal class. Too bad Bobby Kennedy's minders didn't have the same policy to put him out of harms way from a poor, bambi-eyed, discriminated against Palestinian waiter.


Post a Comment

<< Home