Unless you just came out of a coma, or like myself have just emerged from a week-long barrel ride over the falls; then you're aware of course of the remarks that Juan Williams made on Bill O'Reilly's show that resulted in his termination from NPR:
"I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
What we have here, remarkably enough, is a black liberal endorsing the concept of racial profiling.
This attitude is backed one of this country's leading experts on race, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, about 18 years ago; "There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery . . . then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved."
We are used to the hypocrisy of the Left, of course. The same personalities of that clucking hen show The View who walked out on Bill O'Reilly for having the audacity to declare that the Ground Zero Mosque is innapropriate because, "Muslims killed us on 9/11," now rush to Juan William's defense. Whoopi Goldberg said this of Williams: “I don’t think he should have been fired, because, in fact . . . lots of people have this idea,”
It may or may not surprise you to learn that as a security professional, I do not endorse the concept of racial profiling. People deplore the security procedures at our airports - "Why does a 100-year-old grandmother have to take off her shoes and be subject to the same searches as an Arab male of military age?"
I'll tell you why. Consider; up until the events of September 11th, 2001, the worst terrorist attack in North America - and one of the worst in world history - was the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . . .
. . . an atrocity perpetrated by THESE individuals:
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols don't fit the mental image most Americans have of terrorists.
Perhaps you recall that in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, immediate suspicions fell upon the Arab & Pakistani populations in and around Deerborn, Michigan? In fact, this was partially McVeigh's & Nichol'S motivation - inspired by The Turner Diaries, McVeigh's goal was to kick-start a race war within the United States.
Then there's THIS guy:
The traitor Adam Gadahn - American-born self-convert to Islam, the al Qaeda Minister of Propaganda; now deceased thanks to Predator Drone.
Then there's THESE lovely personalities:
Chechen leader & mastermind of the Beslan Elementary School massacre, Shamir Basayev.
The Chechens are not Arabs, they are Caucasians. Some of them are blond haired and blue-eyed, and as anybody who has faced them down in combat will tell you, they are a THOUSAND TIMES more lethal than any Arab, any day.
Check out the Chechen WOMEN terrorists:
"The female of the species is more deadly than the male." - Ancient Truism
Now back to that 100-year old grandmother, going through the security line at the airport - SHE's not of military age, she's OBVIOUSLY not a terrorist - why should SHE have to take off her shoes, then be lifted out of her wheelchair and be subjected to the humiliating search train?
I'll tell you why - and I'll tell you how anyone can be turned into a terrorist, no matter what their age, race, sex or skin color. All the bad guys have to do is rock on up to Grandma's house and show her a video of her lovely 4-year-old granddaughter they're holding at gunpoint, and tell her that before they kill the child they're going to rape her in every hole, and . . . you get the point.
Bottom Line: racial profiling against Muslim males is not security, it is the ILLUSION of security. The enemy knows we're on heightened alert for dark Arab males of a certain age; and this is precisely WHY we should be on alert for the blond-haired, blue-eyed All-American types . . .
. . . or little old ladies in wheelchairs.
SEAN LINNANE SENDS