Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jihad Jane: Why racial and ethnic profiling doesn't work

Terrorists, like all other criminals, are not defined by their physical characteristics but by their actions.

When 19 Arabs hijacked some planes and flew them into buildings, many people thought that targeting them for extra screening would be a good idea. But al Qaeda is an equal opportunity destroyer. If focus is put on screening Middle Eastern passengers, that makes it all the more easier for people like this to get through.

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