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U.N. Report Says Counterterrorism Measures ‘Risk Unduly Penalizing Transgender Persons’

Let me get this straight (no pun intended). If a suicide bomber is about to blow a bunch of people up, but he’s wearing a dress, then security forces need to be more sensitive to his feelings? I can’t believe we’re even considering this. Am I the only one who thinks the UN is useless?

A report by U.N. Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin that is awaiting approval by the United Nations General Assembly says that security measures taken to detect terrorists “risk unduly penalizing transgender persons whose personal appearance and data are subject to change.”

The report, which was issued August 3, places emphasis on “persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities” and recommends that counterterrorism operations be more sensitive to gender issues.
On page 19 the report says: “Enhanced immigration controls that focus attention on male bombers who may be dressing as females to avoid scrutiny make transgender persons susceptible to increased harassment and suspicion.”

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