Thursday, August 17, 2006

Profiling; Is More Better Than Less?

Kathleen Parker a columnist who appears with some regularity in the JS is also my kind of a woman. In her column today titled “Profiling simply makes sense” I couldn’t agree more. She says that “profiling seems so un-American and dangerous. The paranoid leap is that detention camps are just around the bend,” she states. Thus, instead of frisking a likely perpetrator, we frisk elderly and Catholic grandmothers and black or Caucasian babies.

She writes “It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain that almost all terrorists are Muslim.. ..We cannot clear our names unless we own up to the shameful fact that terrorism has become an Islamic enterprise; an almost exclusive monopoly implemented by Muslim men and women.” Well, not exactly true because our prisons are filled with mostly black and white people and some of them are absolutely terrifying. But most of them did not have a mindset to randomly and openly kill people and themselves at the same time nor have I ever read or seen where any of them thought they were going to heaven to have the sexual use of 72 Virginians, opps, I mean Virgins. I don’t have to be John Banzhaf, a profiling defender, to know that you follow the law and make sure that ethnicity is not the sole criteria.

It’s interesting what an apparently true believer said in a letter to the editor today. I quote what he wrote “Islam is simply about properly recognizing what rights the creator has over you and that you have with him. This is believing in God’s singularity that there is no thing or person like him.” Now here is where what Chris Caras says that gets really interesting. “(It) Islam recognizes His exclusive rights to all aspects of invocation, worship and devotion. Muslims are to submit to the creator not only with their hearts, but also with their tongues and limbs.” “Nor is Islam entirely about peace.”


Anyhow, I worry more about the liberal media and the extremist environmentalists taking away my rights than I do about Kevin Lyons, Sheriff McCoy or George Bush.


Anonymous said...

Profiling is necessary. Otherwise it becomes martial law and we lose even more of our freedoms and we become a police state. Lets just focus on who is statiscally the biggest threat. As for that is how money is funded to stop the overall threat.

Anonymous said...

How exactly dose profiling stop Tim McVeigh. How dose it stop John Walker Linn? How dose it stop Eric Rudolph? There are plenty of white terrorists out there, all profiling dose is make the racists fell better.

Unfortunately profiling not only sells well with racist, it also makes us less secure, while security may be more vigilant with those that "fit: the profile they will be less vigilant with those that don't. More cracks to slip through. Security Theater makes us all less secure.