• First published in 2004 as Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion (BNOR).

    Previously at:
    blogs.salon.com/0003494
    barthsnotes.wordpress.com

    Email me
    (Non-commercial only)

  • Archives

  • Twitter

  • Supporting

  • Recent comments

British “Intelligence”?

As Britain remains fearful of an attack by Islamic extremists, the UK public can feel confident that airport security officials know how to spot a terrorist. According to Nigerian newspaper The News, in March 2002 a perfectly innocent Nigerian Muslim named Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo entered the country at Oxford airport after a flight from Dublin. Following an unexpected interrogation, close scrutiny of his passport yielded damning evidence: this Muslim’s birthday was 11 September!

Thinking he had found someone with a link to the terrorist attacks in New York, the official was thrilled. He went back to his duties, ordering Binuyo to stand aside…”He just told me that in spite of the fact that he did not find anything incriminating against me, he would not allow me to enter Oxford because my birthday and the terrorist attacks fall on the same date,” Binuyo said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.