In Houston, Texas, rapper Bassam Khalaf has an unreleased album entitled Terror Alert. He raps about being an “Arab Assasin” and talks about being a terrorist bomber.
It just so happens that Khalaf worked as a baggage screener at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
“I've been screening your bags for the past six months, and you don't even know it,” said Khalaf, who also said Thursday that he is not really a terrorist and that his rhymes are exaggerations meant to gain publicity.
Andrea McCauley, a spokeswoman for the regional Transportation Security Administration office in Dallas, said the agency checks criminal records before hiring screeners, but it does not investigate what people do in their spare time.
“We have eyes and ears in the workplace,” McCauley said. “Once we discovered these Web sites, we fired him.”
Ok, the irony is KILLING me.