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It is the IDEOLOGY stupid!

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Submitted by BA (United States), Jan 11, 2010 at 22:43

To profile or not to profile, this is the big question!! We need smart answers folks –not those that are based on what the stereotyped terrorist looks like-dark hair, eyes, and skin, and a name like Abdulla. We can profile all the Moslems but how to identify such people? Is it their looks-what do they look like? What about those coming from Singapore, China, Africa, or maybe a recent convert from Sweden? Maybe we can profile them using their passports? Oh wait can't use that one now that we have our own homegrown "American passport carrying" terrorist arrested in Pakistan. Hum, that leaves us with behavior-how do potential terrorist act? Nervous? Sweaty? Confused?

Well getting ready to go through the full body scanner can bring out those behaviors in most including that little 70 yr old granny. One thing to keep in mind is these evil folks are very smart. I can go on and on, yes it might work for a while but as long as the ideology is alive then nothing will permanently work. T

he problem is the religion and not the background or the color of the skin. The religion of" peace" must be called for what it is, the religion of "war", Islam was born of the sword and will grow by the sword. As long as we don't declare war on these mad Imams that preach hate day in and day out in places like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others, then we won't succeed. To win this war, we have to properly address the problem and if we cannot hear and see the real problem, then I think we will be profiling or even grounding our airplanes without a tangible result. The problem is the religion and its ideology.

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