Thursday April 2, 2020

Ryanair denies O’Leary called for racial profiling of Muslims at airports

The airline boss claimed most terrorists are Muslim males and said families should be waved through security

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

23rd February, 2020
‘You can’t say stuff, because it’s racism, but it will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion‘, said Michael O‘Leary

Airport security should not single out Muslim men, Ryanair said yesterday, despite a claim by its chief executive Michael O’Leary that most airline bombers were from an Islamic background.

In an interview with the Times of London yesterday, the airline boss said would-be terrorists tended to travel alone and that families travelling with children should therefore be waved on by security.

“Who are the bombers? They are going to be single males travelling...

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