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This is ridiculous!

Reader comment on item: Should airport security procedures include ethnic and religious profiling?

Submitted by Mona (United States), Nov 28, 2006 at 14:49

Wake up fellow Americans! Ethnic and Religious profiling goes against what America stands for. I am American as well as a Muslim. I always boast to people outside of our great Country of ours how America protects all people despite the color of their skin or religious beliefs.

Why should all Muslims be punished for a few radical extremists? What about the federal building in Oklahoma City that was bombed by Timothy McVeigh? How about David Duke and WACO? How about individuals in the name of Christianity that bomb and destruct Abortion Clinics? If we do religious and ethnic profiling, everyone is a suspect. Why all Muslims should be penalized for the actions of few?

...Last but not least, the statement that all Muslims should be subject to ethnic and religious profiling has lead to the profiling of my 2 year old son. Yes, you read it correctly! My 2 year son (who has a Muslim name) was searched from top to bottom, his diaper bag was taken and re-searched even after it cleared security, and he was asked directly if he packed his own bag. I couldn't believe my own eyes. Talk about lack of common sense and waste of our tax-payer money.

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