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what about America's homegrown terrorists?

Reader comment on item: To Profile or Not to Profile? [The Abdullah al-Kidd Case]
in response to reader comment: Yes to profiling.

Submitted by BG (United States), Apr 18, 2009 at 12:19

I'm torn on this issue, since there are valid arguments for both sides, but I would like to bring up one point: if we spend the majority of our time profiling Muslims, then we could miss out on non-Muslim radicals right here in the United States, such as Timothy McVeigh and Bill Ayers. They, too, lived among innocent people and caused serious damage to our country. So, to respond to RP's comment, I have nothing to hide. I am a white Roman Catholic. But we do need to consider this angle of protecting our country against terrorists.

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