Terrorists are ‘generally Muslims’ says Ryanair CEO

first_img“You can’t say stuff, because it’s racism, but it will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion. Thirty years ago it was the Irish.”A spokesman from the Muslim council of Britain accused O’Leary of “Islamophobia”.  O’Leary was “encouraging racism”, Labor MP Khalid Mahmood told the newspaper.”In Germany this week a white person killed eight people. Should we profile white people to see if they’re being fascists?”The Ryanair CEO is known for his controversial views and has floated proposals to charge fliers to use the toilet during Ryanair flights and a “fat tax” on obese passengers.  Muslim men should be profiled at airports as terrorists will “generally be of a Muslim persuasion”, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said in an interview published Saturday, sparking accusations of racism. “Who are the bombers?” the budget airline’s controversial chief executive said while discussing airport security in the interview with the Times newspaper. “They are going to be single males travelling on their own… If you are travelling with a family of kids, on you go; the chances you are going to blow them all up is zero.” Topics :last_img read more

DONEGAL TRUCKERS TO MEET TO DISCUSS NEW CHARGES

first_imgAngry truckdrivers from across Donegal are to meet on Sunday to discuss proposed charges for entering Northern Ireland.Under new regulations, drivers will be charged for staying in Northern Ireland and the UK.Truckers are to meet at the Swilly group headquarters in Letterkenny to discuss the moves. The UK road user charge levy is proposed to be introduced in April 2014; the charge requires all foreign registered HGV vehicles to pay a charge when entering UK territory – including Northern Ireland.The proposed charge can be paid as a daily levy of £10, or as an annual sum of £1,000, depending on the haulage operator’s preference.The haulage industry feel the introduction of the charge will have major repercussions for Irish hauliers operating in the six counties and transiting through them.Donegal Hauliers in particular, feel that this charge will have an adverse effect on their livelihoods, on the haulage industry, and on industry as a whole. Local representatives, as well as various media outlets, will be in attendance, with all interested parties welcome to attend the event.  DONEGAL TRUCKERS TO MEET TO DISCUSS NEW CHARGES was last modified: February 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more