There’s a developing story coming out of Quebec regarding two employees of Montreal’s Trudeau Airport, who the police suspect are radicalized.
According to reports, the two employees are online advocates of the Islamic-State. They were also given private access to unsecured areas of the airport.
This news arrives almost a year after a report commissioned by Transit Canada indicated a sharp increase in the number of Canadian airports firing workers over security risks.
Now, I’ve been through Canadian airports before. I’ve taken my shoes off at the gates. I went through the screening process. I’ve probably been profiled for being of East African descent. That’s the world we live in right now. Everyone’s got to be screened. Maybe some more than others.
However, when I read stories like this, it just reinforces the idea that what I and millions of people go through at airports is nothing but security theatre.
Canadian police knew that these employees are becoming radicalized. And yet, the police, airport management, and airport security gave these employees private access to unsecured areas.
If a terrorist attack does occur at the Montreal airport, and these ISIS advocates are responsible for the attack, you know who’ll have blood on their hands.