Hotels left and right are being taken over by ISIS. You never know when your airline employee might just be a terrorist sympathizer.
Or so must have gone the thinking of Robin Rhodes, President of a Worcester, Massachusetts metal company, during a layover in New York. He attacked an employee at a New York JFK Delta SkyClub (HT: One Mile at a Time).
Robin Rhodes, of Worcester, Massachusetts, had arrived from Aruba and was awaiting a connecting flight to Massachusetts on Wednesday night when he approached Rabeeya Khan, who wears a hijab, at the Sky Club in Terminal 2 while she was sitting in the utility office, authorities said.
…Khan told police that Rhodes came to the door and went on a profanity-laced tirade, asking her if she was praying, District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. Rhodes then punched the door, which hit the back of Khan’s chair, he said. The 60-year-old Khan asked Rhodes what she had done to him and Rhodes said she’d done nothing, authorities said. He then cursed at her and kicked her in the leg, Khan told police.
…Rhodes, 57, followed her, got down on his knees and began to bow down to imitate Muslim prayers and shouted obscenities, investigators said.
Khan recalled Rhodes saying: “Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you…”
The employee doesn’t work for Delta, instead they’re a contractor working for ISS, which is even close in spelling to ISIS.
Virgin Australia and some other airlines have kiosks at the entrances of their lounges that customers can use to verify lounge access.
What Delta needs is a similar kiosk that customers can use to verify that employees and other guests are not in fact jihadists.
Here’s how it works (HT: Kalil D.):
Someone should tell Mr. Rhodes that the acting administrator of the TSA wasn’t born in the U.S. and she used to direct the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office! His mind might explode, but if the explosion was nuclear she’d be able to detect it.