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Profile them, then profile them some more......

Reader comment on item: Time to Profile Airline Passengers?
in response to reader comment: Profiling is Counterproductive and does not work

Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Aug 25, 2006 at 11:33

Submitted by Daniel Dubei, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:38

"But as we know, it is hard in Britain to assimiliate with the British if you are not British. "

It is particularly hard for specific ethnic groups, true, but then these same groups, specifically Muslim seem to be at odds with every other culture whom they come into contact with throughout the world. They're at war with Christians, they're at war with Hindus, they're at war with Jews and they occasionally let off steam by destroying Buddhist monuments. There's a very definite pattern emerging, methinks.

To address each of your specific points.

1. If Muslims are deterred from visiting another country owing to it's adoption of 'profiling' measures this will be seen by most as a benefit and definite endorsement of such a policy.

Is it more, or less, likely that somebody such as Richard Reid would have gotten as far as he did had 'profiling' been effect? Your arguments against profiling actually support it! Every airline incident adds weight to the argument 'for' the proposition not 'against' it as the intelligence services are not infallible. Any argument against additional 'failsafes' is ludicrous.

2. If measures such as this lead to resentment amongst the Muslim community they can thank their more vociferous compatriots for such measures. If they don't like it they can stay away. We don't like Muslim practices which is why emigration to and from Muslim countries is one-way traffic. If Muslims don't like the storm that they've brought down upon themselves they can look at the actions of their brothers around the world for somebody to blame. They could even try helping instead of pointedly avoiding outright condemnation of the terrorist atrocities that are such a regular occurrence. Trotting out the tired old line ' Islam is a religion of peace' doesn't cut it any more.

Anybody who believes that the Intelligence services do not already employ a strong degree of profiling in their probable risk assessments is incredibly naive..

As per Mr Pipes article http://www.danielpipes.org/article/3196 it is clear that the US has not been immunised against homegrown terrorism. Muslims are compelled to resent the handouts that they are compelled to live on as it flies in the face of their brainwashing that insists that Islam is a superior way of life yet clearly aren't so resentful that they are willing to return to Muslim countries and be amongst those who share their beliefs when such a journey would mean comparitive poverty. Such is the power of their faith.

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