Jul 2 2013
Apparently before the UK banned Pamela Geller, also Jewish, they denied entry to a young Kansas Jewish man, Chip Cantor, after the customs agent saw Israeli stamps in his passport. After being detained for more than nine hours, he was put back on a plane to the United States, yet never told why he was being denied entry.
CUSTOMS agent tells the employer for whom Chip Cantor would have been working: “the little Jew will be on his way back to his rich daddy, in a matter of hours.”
INN (h/t Susan K) According to the the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, the British man who had offered Louis “Chip” Cantor summer work experience, Kevin Shilling, said the British border agent he spoke to in his attempt to get Cantor admitted into Britian made more than one anti-Semitic comment to him during the telephone conversation they had.
Cantor was traveling to Britain to visit and gain summer work experience, and to participate in a fundraiser for a child who has cancer. When he got to the front of the Customs line, a female Customs agent began looking at his passport. She was very pleasant toward him until she saw the Israel stamps in his passport. Then she simply walked away with his passport without speaking a word to him. She was gone 45 minutes to an hour. He never saw her again.
Finally, a different, uniformed customs agent came to see him and told him the agents would be taking his bags and detaining him for questioning. He was not told why. Once in the interview room Chip told his father that he was told if he changed any of his answers to any questions, he was going to go to prison. “He said, ‘Why would I change my answers? I told you the truth,’ ” Chuck said. According to the Chronicle, Chip wasn’t allowed to be in sight of his luggage and eventually was put into what he described to his father as a detention cell.
“At some point a MUSLIM woman who was wearing a burka came to the cell to photograph him,” (DING! DING! DING!) At that point he was fingerprinted as well. As the MUSLIM was doing this, she said to him, “We’re putting your name and fingerprints and photos into a database. From now on it is going to be very difficult for you to ever travel in the United Kingdom or anywhere in the E.U. It will be up to each individual country to decide if they want to admit you.”