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CAIR Slams ‘Profiling’ Of Muslims In US

Naturally enough, this is being gleefully reported by Iran’s Press TV:

Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations

‘Profiling’ of Muslims in US slammed

Tue, 05 Jan 2010

The increasing number of crimes caused by anti-Islam hatred has become alarming in the US, the Council on American Islamic Relations warned.

In a letter to US President Barack Obama, CAIR’s national executive director, Nihad Awad, complained about the situation.

Washington-based CAIR officials claim that new airport security guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 14 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, will disproportionately target American Muslims who have family or spiritual ties to the Islamic world and are therefore subject to religious and ethnic profiling.

In a statement, the CAIR leadership claimed that the Transport Security Administration’s security directives would result in the profiling of Muslims.

"Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks–that’s profiling," said Awad.

While singling out travelers based on religion and national origin may make some people feel safer, it only serves to alienate and stigmatize Muslims and does nothing to improve airline security, he said.

"We all support effective security measures that will protect the traveling public from an attack such as that attempted on Christmas Day," added Awad. "But knee-jerk policies will not address this serious challenge to public safety."

Cuba, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen are on the list of countries subject to the enhanced screening for travelers heading to the United States.

How many suicide bombers are non-Muslims?

Moreover, are Mr. Awad and the rest of the leadership of CAIR willing to take the responsibility for any deaths or destruction caused by a terrorist who manages to succeed because he was not profiled?

Of course they aren’t. Talk is cheap.

Needless to say, we need far more profiling – not less.

Somehow the Israelis can do it, why can’t we?

(And the Israelis are a Semitic race, so it must be even trickier.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “CAIR Slams ‘Profiling’ Of Muslims In US”

  1. 64dodger says:

    “In a statement, the CAIR leadership claimed that the Transport Security Administration’s security directives would result in the profiling of Muslims.”

    Stop blowing up planes and just maybe we can stop. No we can’t!!

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Oh yes, I remember CAIR, an organization whose members have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Looking to CAIR for advice to improve airport security is like looking to Al Qaeda for advice on catching suicide bombers.

    Of course, CAIR is not trying to improve security. Their aim, as they say in this conference, is to make sure that Muslims with ties to countries that are influenced by radical Islam face no increased scrutiny when entering the United States on airlines.

    Their only concern is a bogus argument alleging discrimination against Islam. Their argument is ludicrous. If a dispatcher tells a policeman that a suspect is of a certain race, height, or appearance, should the police man frisk over all the old ladies, the children, and other people in the neighborhood who do not match the description, just for balance and to insure that nobody’s feelings are hurt?

    No. In any job you have limited resources and limited time: you seek out the perpetrators who match the physical or emotional description of a suspect, or you get as close to a match as you can in the hope that you will catch the “bad guy.”

    And we can’t wait until a suicide plot takes out 300 people to confirm the identity of the perpetrator. And in the case of terrorism, the mass murderers happen to be religious fanatics, typically of Middle Eastern extract, who are all Islamic and who all support Shariah law and want to kill Americans.

    We didn’t decide for the enemy to be members of a certain religion, but they are, and that niche group has declared war on us.

    In short, CAIR’s idea of sticking one’s heads in the sand would make Islamic terrorism more likely against American air passengers.

    Ask if Saudi Arabia, who funds most mosques in our country, has a policy allowing Jews of any origin to enter their country. If you want to see real discrimination, visit an Islamic country.

    What Americans want to do is called survival.

  3. pianogirl88 says:

    You know, if American-American women in their mid-60’s with short, spiky gray hair were trying to set off bombs on airplanes or doing other dastardly acts, I would expect to be profiled whenever I tried to go through security at an airport. Deal with it CAIR ~ it’s a TS world out there!

    • David says:

      I completely agree, I would be completely fine knowing I was going to go through extra security checks. In fact, the randomness and lack of profiling is far more frustrating when traveling. Will it take 10 minutes to get through security or an hour? All a terrorist cell needs to do is send is plan multiple attacks and run the odds that one or two will get through the inconsistent security.

  4. David says:

    Suppose the “crimes caused be anti-Islam hatred” they are referring to is that recent innocent Muslim who was just adjusting his underwear on a plane when his civil liberties were violated by a bunch of racists (who are working for the Jews)?

  5. proreason says:

    There have been a couple of unusually explicit comments in the last 24 hours about Terrorism.

    Newt said last night on O’Reilly that Holder and Obama wake up every day caring more about the rights of Terrorists than the rights of Americans. That is the most explicit statement about the administration I’ve yet heard by a top rank politician. Of course, Obama-lover O’Reilly had to challenge it. O’Reilly doesn’t think it’s true, yet he can’t understand what the traitors can be thinking.

    Today, subbing for Rush, Mark Steyn said that he is convinced that the administration (and other libwits) have made a conscious decision that a few dozen terrorist deaths here and there are acceptable, and are not worth profiling or taking the other steps of the Bush Administration. I’ve thought that for a long time, but it’s the first time someone of Steyn’s fame has said it so explicitly (to my knowledge).

    These are the sorts of statements that more conservatives need to be making. Why do the top leaders and spokepeople pussy-foot around the elephant in the closet…….Obamy isn’t just soft on Terrorism, the only reason he even pays lip service is because he has to. He thinks the jihadists are justified. He sympathizes more with them than with America, and doesn’t intend to do a damn thing about it, unless he isn’t forced to do so to save his ass.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      “These are the sorts of statements that more conservatives need to be making.”

      The ugly spectre of the “R” word rears its ugly head in that case. And they fear it. to a politician, they fear being labeled nothing more than a racist.

      However, given the set of circumstances that Americans have to deal with, Pro is 100% correct. When every single terrorist act has been committed by a muslim male between such-and-such an age, then profiling is absolutely necessary. It can be done correctly. But correct and politically correct, as we know, are two entirely different things.

      It’s so bad that even captains of an airliner, who used to be the final authority about many things concerning that aircraft will suffer disciplinary action if they refuse to fly a flight with muslim passengers or refuse the muslim passengers a seat.

      In essence, we’ve painted ourselves into a corner and they know it. However, the protests from the muslim community should be categorically dismissed and ignored as background noise. It’s like a prison cell block whining that their constitutional rights have been violated.

      Sure, maybe not ALL muslims want to commit heinous acts, but how are we to know that? I fall again to the community/peer pressure approach. Don’t let ANY of them on, let the good ones get angry enough to get the message through to the mullahs and jihadists that they have to suffer for their intransigence and thus, hurting the muslim community as a whole.

      One can easily conclude the outcome of such actions on the part of the peaceful muslims.

      The other problem is, of course, this current form of government. They do not acknowledge this to be a war. They categorize terrorist activity to a bank robbery. This is the result of either not wanting to see the obvious or intentionally ignoring it. Either way, it’s treason.

      Above all else, the government is charged with protecting the citizens of the United States. This administration refuses to do that either by action or inaction. Quite honestly, they are showing their true colors regarding this sooner than I thought, thanks to the terrorist activities at Ft Hood and now the underwear flamer and the “spy gone wrong” in Afghanistan. Do we need to draw them a diagram, show them a flashcard? Apparently so.

      Personally, I think a slap upside the head would be better.

  6. GL0120 says:

    Here’s a simple, easy to follow, infallible rule I follow.
    If CAIR is for it, I’m against it.
    If CAIR is against it, I’m for it.

    Now, if we could just get the knuckleheads at TSA and Homeland Security to follow it, we’d be much better off.

  7. puhiawa says:

    The only ones who will take this seriously is Obama, Napaltanio, and TSA.

  8. Chuckk says:

    Islam seems unable to reform itself and rid itself of terrorism. Now it is time for the world to isolate and shun Muslims until they prove their religion is truly a religion of peace.

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Tough Shiite CAIR!!
    The government may bend over for you to please you but the average American is pissed and you had better tread lightly. Your silence is deafening about the siege of your peaceful (?) religion by terrorist and as long as you demand, you can cram it.

    As for the profiling thingy……….isn’t America the “Great Satan” and isn’t it the Islamhomos that have declared war against Westerners?

    Here’s a hint …….. GO HOME!!
    YOU ARE NO LONGER WELCOME AND YES, I’M YELLING!!

  10. misanthropicus says:

    It is truly strange how self-destructive these radical Muslims are – and when I say self destructive it’s not only these militant groups, but the larger Muslim populations in the world, both in their own countries and diaspora in the Western World.
    While the lawfare they carry on can be sometimes successful, the infliction of pro-Muslim legislation in Europe or America only breeds resent and encourages quiet resistance.
    The fact that now we’ll have a “Minarests vs. Wilhelm Tell” case in Europe in where the swiss voters are taken to the task by a brazen minority of new-comers bodes ill for the entire european Union –

  11. canary says:

    Sounds like a direct threat to me.

    Alienate Muslims, won’t improve airline security,…won’t stop serious challenge to our security.

  12. U NO HOO says:

    Being a Congressman must be a really good job, go in poor come out rich. Don’t do anything and still get re-elected.

    MMM MMM MMM

  13. wirenut says:

    SCREW YOU AWAD! You were well represented on the morning of 9/11/01. Remember? It was your “flight crew” in the cockpit that day. Remember? The outcome of which brings tears and an anger you don’t want to cross. I reject you and your cause. I look forward to seeing you in hell. I’ll be the one you won’t get along with. See ya!

  14. mr_bill says:

    Dear CAIR:
    Shove it up your ass! Somebody ought to throw all of you anti-American SOBs in GITMO. I don’t recall the last time a non-Muslim hijacked or tried to blow up an airplane, until that changes, Muslims get profiled. I’m so sick of hearing this ‘religion of peace’ BS I could vomit. Until you actually start behaving as a ‘religion of peace,’ you will continue to be treated like the bomb wearing, anti-western, anti-American, hostage-taking, intolerant, lying, oxygen-wasters you have proven yourselves to be. Bhuddism is a ‘religion of peace’ you never hear about any of them blowing things up because they live in a third world $h!thole. So spare me the righteous indignation and just shut your pie hole.

    Yes, America has a feckless, panty-waste for a President, but he won’t be in office forever, just keep pissing off people like me at your own peril. By the time we have a President with some balls, there won’t be a cave remote enough for you to hide from us.

    That really struck a nerve, had to get that off my chest. Anybody got an aspirin?

  15. sheehanjihad says:

    Dear CAIR….we dont care! Your “outrage” has been trumped by common sense. If you dont want muslims profiled, keep them the hell out of airports. Stop flying! Stay the hell out of this country! Your tired outrage is old…and we dont give a rats ass what offends you. Dying offends me! Especially if your non profiled murderous psychotic killers who destroy human life in the name of Allah do it! Shut the eff up. Consider yourself lucky…and I mean lucky as hell that all we are doing is profiling. Wait until there’s a bounty, asshat~!

  16. Confucius says:

    It’s only fair we profile them. They profile us.

  17. joeblough says:

    We can do whatever we like, and the world will accept it. They’ll complain, but they’ll accept it.

    There are no real constraints on us other than those imposed by our traitorous defiant politicians.

    ===============

    Or at least that’s how it will be until Red Hussein finally succeeds in altogether castrating Uncle Sam.

  18. Perdido says:

    Mark Styen put it succinctly two days ago:

    We need to stop profiling things and start profiling people. We profile bottles of shampoo, baby formula, nail clippers, pillows, books but not people.

    How far along would we be if we had taken Ann Coulters advice just after 9/11?

    These mooks running the place need to understand that defending ourselves is no vice.

  19. conant says:

    Ok instead of profiling how about we remove the Xray and put a queean on the floor instead. To get on the plane you have to P on it.

  20. Tater Salad says:

    Profiling:

    “YOU MAY BE A TALIBAN IF…”

    1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor.

    2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can’t afford shoes.

    3. You have more wives than teeth.

    4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon “unclean.”

    5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.

    6. You can’t think of anyone you haven’t declared Jihad against.

    7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.

    8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

    9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four.

    10. You’ve always had a crush on your neighbor’s goat.

    11. Your cousin is president of the United States


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