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    When ethnic profiling was proven to reduce individual civil rights and the gains were not society wide we had a problem. Driving while Black isn't right.

    Flying while Muslim is no more agreeable, but the ultimate goal is so much more important than simply catching petty thieves and drug dealers. So hell yeah it makes sense to profile. A lot more sense than strip searching eighty year old white grandmas.
     
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    Trying to introduce logic and common sense into a topic that has none?
     
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    The logic and common sense is found at the end of the article: "Singling out Middle Eastern male Islamists between the ages 17 and 40 is not "ethnic profiling," it's "terrorist profiling" and what's wrong with that?"

    While the U.S. would have no interest in profiling under normal circumstances, war is not "normal circumstances" and all countries do things during war that they wouldn't otherwise. Profiling--particularly Middle Eastern male Islamists between the ages of 17 and 40 who are the principal wagers of this war--is a necessary part of winning the war against the Islamofacists.

    In response to Beichman's asking "What's wrong with that?", I am sure the ACLU, despite all the evidence to the contrary, will continue to come up with their usual scare tactics answers.
     
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    Yep, just my way of trying to give something back. Us guys gotta set the example y'know.
     
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    I'm a profiling MF'er. If you part your hair down the middle, you're a druggie.;)
     
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    Actually that makes you a hippie. Two hippies in a grid square with a shit eatin grin = druggies :chillpill
     
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    I figured you'd get it.:laugh:
     
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    Profiling works. Just ask the Israeli airline industry. No hits or hijacking in more than three decades.

    What Israeli Security Could Teach Us
    By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
    August 23, 2006

    THE SAFEST airline in the world, it is widely agreed, is El Al, Israel's national carrier. The safest airport is Ben Gurion International, in Tel Aviv. No El Al plane has been attacked by terrorists in more than three decades, and no flight leaving Ben Gurion has ever been hijacked. So when US aviation intensified its focus on security after 9/11, it seemed a good bet that the experience of travelers in American airports would increasingly come to resemble that of travelers flying out of Tel Aviv.

    But in telling ways, the two experiences remain notably different.

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ed...6/08/23/what_israeli_security_could_teach_us/
     

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