“We have to use profiling. And I mean be very serious and harsh about the profiling,” said retired Lt. General Tom McInerney of the U.S. Air Force, suggesting that the United States adopt the profiling guidelines of Israel in order to protect ourselves from an airline attack. “If you are an 18 to 28-year-old Muslim man then you should be strip searched,” he said. If we don’t do that, we’re going to lose an airliner, he explained.
Forget civil rights — how about those arbitrary ages? Maybe a 17-year-old or a 30-year-old poses no threat.
The heated host fired back — charging that America was repeating the mistakes of the past, throwing money at the problem and hoping to God we do not resort to racial profiling — and she suggested that increased security against one group could potentially be more dangerous. These ideas are supported in articles like this one from CNN, entitled “Many young Muslim terrorists spurred by humiliation,” in which experts say that most assumptions about young Muslim terrorists are wrong.
“We know what we’re looking at,” said Gen. McInerney. “If we continue to be politically correct then we’re going to have to have a disaster.”
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