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Are you in favor of profiling at airports?

Since Muslims took down Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, every attack on a commercial airliner has been committed by foreign-born Muslim men with the same hair color, eye color and skin color. Half of them have been named Mohammed.
The only advantage we have in the war on terror has been banned because it's not Politically correct. It makes no sense to me.

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 3:03 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Richard Reid was American born
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Anwar al-Awlaki, an extremist American cleric based in Yemen

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Justice Department records show that the FBI and other federal and local agencies have led prosecutions of a dozen such alleged plots since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and Washington. The latest began last Tuesday, when five New Jersey Muslim men were charged with plotting to kill soldiers at the Army's Fort Dix, N.J., compound. A sixth man was charged with helping the group obtain illegal firearms.


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    The government has won terrorism convictions in seven cases. Others are ongoing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Unfortunately, I'm for profiling anyone or anything if it saves lives. The members of the group that isn't committing the crimes just have to toughen up a little until the ones causing the chaos get caught, killed or stop.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 3:10 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • That was my intuition at the time," says George Tenet in an interview. Tenet was CIA director from 1997 to 2004 and just released a book, At the Center of the Storm, about his tenure. Tenet says the lesson is "don't get fixed on a particular face (because) there may be multiple kinds of faces."

    In six cases, accused plotters sought out undercover agents or informers posing as al-Qaeda representatives. In two cases, alleged plotters are accused of swearing allegiance to al-Qaeda in ceremonies staged by the phony Islamists. In eight cases, the accused plotters were native-born Americans, including about a dozen who were converts to Islam.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Ok take out the foreign born part but leave the muslim.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:11 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • In eight cases, the accused plotters were native-born Americans, including about a dozen who were converts to Islam


    Which means some were not

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • You want to profile by religion?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:13 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Won't the be like discrimination though? Instead of deciding a person is a terrorist based on what they look like shouldn't they do a background check? Why aren't catholic white-boys profiled as terrorists after Oklaholma City?
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 3:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • No Sweet. Stop patting down grandmas and start looking at those who fit the part. Single men, dark hair, darker skin, muslim names. There is nothing wrong with that and it is stupid not to look for those who fit the part.
    AngelDawn7

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:17 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

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