Muslim men should be profiled at airports because terrorists "generally have Muslim persuasive power," said Ryanair CEO Michael O & # 39; Leary, in an interview released on Saturday that raised allegations of racism.
"Who are the bombers?" said the controversial CEO of the low-cost airline when he spoke to the Times newspaper about airport security.
"You will be single men traveling alone … If you are traveling with a family of children, keep going; the chances of you blowing them all up are zero."
"You can't say anything because it's racism, but generally it will be men of Muslim belief. Thirty years ago it was the Irish."
A spokesman for the Muslim Council of Great Britain accused O & Leary of "Islamophobia".
O & # 39; Leary "promoted racism," Labor MP Khalid Mahmood told the newspaper.
"In Germany, a white person killed eight people this week. Should we profile white people to see if they are fascists?"
The Ryanair CEO is known for his controversial views and has made suggestions to charge passengers for using the toilet during Ryanair flights and a "fat tax" for overweight passengers.
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