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Timothy McVeigh

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Submitted by Jon York (United States), Jan 1, 2005 at 16:40

If we are going to intern Muslims, shouldn't we also intern blonde, blue-eyed white Christians like Timothy McVeigh? After all, if one looks at historical domestic terrorism, most such terrorist were "white" and "Christian." Right?

So much of this profiling is based on looks. But not all Muslims are swarthy-skinned, brown-eyed individuals, as the recent bombings by white-skinned, Chechen women of two Russian aircrafts.

Or, for that matter, I wonder how Ms. Malkin would feel if she were visually profiled and arrested. After all, the Philippines is engaged in a bloody battle with Islamic terrorists who look an awful lot like Ms. Malkin.

Rounding up people and interning them? Internment camps can quickly become gulags.
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