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Profiling is a good solution

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Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Jun 14, 2006 at 11:51

If profiling is a prevention against terrorism, BIG yes for profiling. Profiling and doing the job in secret is better and more effective than the media war which is neither effective nor preventive.

States need to have an effective law abiding intelligence. This can not be done unless Muslim minorities get directly involved in the intelligence process...marginalization is not a solution, integration is indeed..

*maybe Dr Pipes is wrong here when he suggested previously excluding Muslims from such roles...all indicators show that the US government is seeking Muslim involvment in the intelligence process...

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I never suggested excluding Muslims from such roles, only looking at them with special attention. For a few reasons why, see "Islamists Infiltrate Law Enforcement."

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