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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Americans back anti-terrorism racial profiling

Yahoo! News

"BOSTON (Reuters) - Most Americans expect a terrorist attack on the United States in the next few months and support the screening of people who look 'Middle Eastern' at airports and train stations, a poll showed on Tuesday.

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said 62 percent of Americans were 'very worried' or 'somewhat worried' that terrorists would strike the nation in the next few months while 37 percent were 'not too worried' or 'not worried at all.'

By a 60 percent to 37 percent margin, respondents said authorities should single out people who look 'Middle Eastern' for security screening at locations such as airports and train stations -- a finding that drew sharp criticism by civil liberties groups." More.

4 Comments:

  • Heck with the civil liberties groups. If you know who is causing the problem, stop them. So far it is Muslims. If you look or act Muslim you are subject to scrutiny.
    Too Bad, So Sad.

    By Blogger ablur, at 10:59 PM  

  • Right on. Too much 'touchy-feely' nonsense. We put ourselves at risk because we are too afraid to hurt someones feelings.

    Poltical correctness is a dangerous game.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 9:45 AM  

  • If, indeed, the vast majority of Muslims do not support the views and methods employed by the terrorists, then acquiescing to profiling is a good way to demonstrate it and to stop the activity with which they disagree and which so impugns their true beliefs.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 10:41 AM  

  • A very good point anotmo. We hear criticism from time to time coming from the right, and justifiably so, complaining we do not hear enough (hardly at all would be more accurate) outrage being spoken or demonstrated by the Muslim communities about the jihadists and their terroristic attacks and the hijacking of their religion.

    So what better way to show that they are against terrorism and drop the 'political correctness game' and quit pretending to be hurt by 'terrorist profiling'?

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 5:56 PM  

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