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Submitted by A. Ahmed (United States), Jan 24, 2003 at 13:47

I am an Indian muslim. I fully agree that whatever means are necessary should be used to enhance security, including racial profiling, since it also means security of Muslims. Muslims have to bear with it. However if racial profiling is more realistic it will be more effective with less effort. The following are the facts, as I see them:

-All major terrorist activities targeting U.S. interests and killing larger number of Americans, which is of main concern and must be prevented, involve Middle Eastern terrorist organisations.

-Almost all suicide bombing activities, which should be the biggest concern for the authorities, involve younger Arab men of fanatic religious convictions who think that it is an act which pleases god and rewarded with paradise. Suicide bombers are the most dangerous types and can cause the most damage as has been seen historically.

-Almost all radical militant islamic teachings and preachings against U.S./ west originate from Arabian extremists/preachers.

- All the funding for the anti U.S./west come from oil rich Arab countries.

- Based on the above I can understand if authorities are looking closely at Muslim Arabian men . Why waste too much time on other Muslims? When did an Indian, Sri Lankan, Turkish or a Surinam Muslim man commit a suicide terrorism against U.S./west last?
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