It got hardly any notice in the mainstream media, but the New York Post did report on June 24 that "a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged." The Post called this an example of "the TSA's bungling," but actually it was a telling indication of what is wrong with our airport security procedures, and it shows why the TSA should be shut down altogether.
"The chaos at Terminal 7," the Post reported, "was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said."
A Muslim TSA screener, Alija Abdul Majed, left his screener unplugged for hours. This was no accident. This was a dry run. Majed, said the Post, failed "to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector." Yeah, right.