(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/30/12) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the release of the Sikh Coalition’s new “FlyRights” smart phone application that allows airline passengers to report alleged instances of racial or religious profiling by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to accept reports submitted through the app as official complaints.
At today’s news conference announcing the release of the app, CAIR Staff Attorney Gadeir Abbas said: “It is known that profiling is not an effective means of law enforcement. When we profile, we not only stigmatize the minority community, but we also do our concerns about safety a disservice.”
Video: CAIR’s Gadeir Abbas at Sikh Coalition News Conference
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