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IS PROFILING AGAINST MUSLIMS THE ANSWER OR PREVENTION OF TERORIST ATTACKS IN THE US MAINLAND?

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Submitted by GERARDO LARREA FRENCH (United States), Jul 10, 2007 at 01:36

Profiling against a particular group, race or people is nothing more than complete ignorance! Profiling based on beliefs, color, physical appearance is also a tremendous mistake which can only lead to decisions that affect innocent people and create more hate a divisions between people from different cultures living within this our country the "United States of America".

Terrorists do not come in a particular color and they are not of a particular faith and they are not dressed in a special and or particular way and in fact they do not necessarily come from a same train of thought.

A terrorist can be anyone who is anywhere with a specific and strategic plan to be implemented when the right time, the right resources and circumstances align themselves permitting a high probability of success.

In many ways a terrorist can be compared with an executive since the whole process of an attack follows the same procedures used when making long term or even short term projects and goals a reality in a corporation.

In order to understand our enemies with must first realize that a terrorist does not have one face, one color or one voice.

In order to understand fully our enemies we must reach out and by that I mean that we must learn about other cultures, other ways of thinking and living and we need to look deep into other beliefs. Above all we must put ourselves in the shoes of our enemies and we must live and feel their life situations so we can begin to understand what really makes them tick.

Too many of our leaders are constantly making the wrong decisions for our country and our people basically because they do not have the cultural and psychological experience and background to understand the governments and people from other nations throughout the world.

We must always remember that this country was founded by people from different nations and cultures. The strength, the greatness and uniqueness of this country is the result of the diversity of its people and their cultures which has resulted in the country we know today as the United States of America.

Submitted by: Gerardo Larrea French (US Navy Veteran)


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Those "reliable" Muslim employees at the STA, their objectives? [127 words]MariaJun 27, 2011 22:52186856
Why so mean [69 words]SethApr 1, 2010 08:12170846
Profiling [91 words]RichardDec 30, 2009 11:18166554
1ABSOLUTELY [46 words]John H. ArmfieldMay 23, 2008 18:32129738
German terrorists [30 words]JackSep 21, 2007 08:25109362
Looks like this survey was taken in a mosque or in Dearborn [50 words]Warren RaymondDec 25, 2006 19:1270521
muslim states [53 words]Steve SmithJan 26, 2007 10:5670521
This is ridiculous! [204 words]MonaNov 28, 2006 14:4967576
Reply to this is ridiculous [190 words]JudeoChristDec 3, 2006 02:5167576
Profiling [118 words]Steve SmithJan 26, 2007 10:3967576
muslims and airports [104 words]Steve SmithJan 26, 2007 10:5267576
reply to mona [156 words]morousMar 2, 2007 15:0367576
IS PROFILING AGAINST MUSLIMS THE ANSWER OR PREVENTION OF TERORIST ATTACKS IN THE US MAINLAND? [367 words]GERARDO LARREA FRENCHJul 10, 2007 01:3667576
FYI--Costco survey [17 words]GLNov 22, 2006 22:3767030
Institutionalized ignorance and stupidity. [77 words]marianaNov 22, 2006 16:2666996
This poll is highly suspect [161 words]G. WoodworthNov 21, 2006 12:5666835
This one's for Amnesty International [58 words]Judeo-ChristNov 19, 2006 09:4666592
Costco Poll is worthless if it is a self-selecting poll [183 words]EFGNov 19, 2006 03:4466575
There Is Profiling [148 words]Steve39Nov 18, 2006 22:0666556
The right way to go [183 words]Judeo-ChristNov 18, 2006 14:1066513
muslim terrorists [8 words]tabingins911May 13, 2007 00:2166513
Everything that enhances my security on flight is accepted happily [9 words]Meir Monselise M.D.Nov 18, 2006 04:2466480
Costco [27 words]Sondra RossNov 16, 2006 21:4566373
TSA [118 words]LDCNov 16, 2006 09:5066310
Do profile as necessary, but better not to have them here. [437 words]G. WoodworthNov 19, 2006 02:2866310
The Nature of the Enemy [401 words]Prof. Paul EidelbergNov 16, 2006 09:1166304
Great idea, only... [49 words]OpherNov 16, 2006 03:2566288
of course [130 words]dfwhite19438Jan 15, 2007 23:1766288
What we are fighting [92 words]David W. LincolnNov 15, 2006 23:5566277
Move along, no terrorists here. [117 words]MichaelNov 15, 2006 22:2066269
Interesting thoughts some of these... [449 words]D WilliamsNov 15, 2006 22:0766268
Call it "InSecurity" [47 words]jerome krasnowNov 15, 2006 21:0866263
What ...? [137 words]dfwhiteNov 15, 2006 20:5866261
Unbelievable [228 words]GCNNov 15, 2006 20:0866256
YES, profile! Absolutely!! [181 words]Lily MissNov 15, 2006 19:1266254
Amen! [52 words]Martin HendersonNov 15, 2006 17:5266240
Why reinvent the wheel? [59 words]JoaquimNov 15, 2006 16:5866226
If the world would apply this: Any terror act make their political demands MOOT. [31 words]DavidNov 15, 2006 17:2466226
Yes [4 words]Octavio JohansonNov 15, 2006 19:0266226
Doubling Unlikely [52 words]LDCNov 16, 2006 09:5366226
Constructive Approach is Needed [113 words]Phyllis StraussNov 15, 2006 16:5766225
Profiling is simply common sense and makes it harder for them to sneak among us [28 words]DavidNov 15, 2006 16:3866220
Common Sense? [18 words]LDCNov 16, 2006 09:5566220
Airport Security is a trivial response to a war of agression [136 words]Ralph C Whaley MDNov 15, 2006 16:2166214
Dream on, Doc [18 words]LDCNov 16, 2006 09:5766214

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