Is the Justice Department’s decision to stop profiling suspected Muslim terrorists in the nation’s best interests? IT’S WORTH CONSIDERING
Just when you think political correctness has reached it’s zenith of
America is still reeling from the “workplace violence” ruling for the Fort Hood massacre by the Muslim, Nidal Hasan. Now we have learned that our illustrious Justice Department will ease up on Muslims when engaged in counterterrorism investigations. For some time now, certain civil rights groups have complained that federal authorities have been singling out Muslims in these investigations. New Your City’s mayor De Blasio is among the lead proponents of eliminating racial profiling, especially in his city. He has pledged to rein in the NYPD’s controversial intelligence programs that target Muslims. (The NYPD and CIA sent undercover agents to watch mosques, bookstores and cafés in Muslim neighborhoods to sniff out terror plots – a tactic cops say helped them thwart seven planned attacks.) As a result, the Justice Department has decided to expand its definition of racial profiling. Consequently, federal agents will now be prohibited from considering national origin, gender, religion, and sexual orientation during their investigations. Under the Bush administration, racial profiling was banned in 2003, but a person’s religion or national origin could be considered. That has now changed. Both of these are now “off the table.” The ban on racial profiling was also lifted when dealing with matters of national security. That also has now changed. AS I SEE IT The reason racial or ethnic profiling was incorporated into crime or terrorism fighting in the first place was because it works. For the past three decades, Israel’s El Al Airlines has maintained a perfect security record-no hijackings, no bombings-nothing. Passengers need not remove their shoes or their belts and they can bring as much liquid as they want. Any country with any sense should adopt the successful policy Israel has employed. So what is this policy? Ethnic profiling. In dealing with counterterrorism, the focus in America has not been on Muslims because we have a bias against them. The Muslim community is the focus of investigations simply because that is where the terrorists are found. A review of Justice Department data reveals that “more than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involve defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda.” Muslims also dominate the FBI’s list of wanted terrorists. On any given day, over 90% of all the active persecution around the world can be attributed to Muslims, and it’s most often against Christians. Read the charters and founding documents of the most active Muslim groups and you’ll find the subjection or elimination of non-Muslims as a core principle. One of the primary purposes of government is to keep its people safe. When the majority of perpetrators come from one certain group, it is incumbent upon our leaders and our law enforcement agencies to keep a close eye on that group. When our Justice Department is no longer willing to do that, and goes so far as to shield them from scrutiny, it is coming perilously close to aiding and abetting the enemy, a treasonous offense.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off?
He’s all right now.