The Politics of Terror and Racial Profiling
In regards to racial or religious profiling, it does not work...because anybody of any race/religion/sex/etc. can be a terrorist for the right amount of money, which is the real driving force behind terrorism and other organized crime.
Behavioral profiling should be the best alternative to racial/religious/gender profiling. The problem with terrorists is psychology and not ideology. Many people may think bad things, but they don't act upon them. However, terrorists act upon them, which suggests a mental problem vs. anything else. Here is an example of a recent terror attack in Pakistan where innocent Pakistani Muslims playing Volleyball were bombed by terrorists: Pakistani Volleyball Players Bombed These un-Islamic Pseudo-Muslims who hurt other Muslims and Non-Muslims with such un-Islamic tactics and ideologies are criminals and not representing Islam, Muslims, or anything positive in this world. If the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was here he would see them as hypocrites that hurt Muslims.
Terrorism should be dealt with like Organized Crime and not a religious and/or ethnic issue. When the Italian Mafia committed crimes in the United States, did we bomb Italy? How did we weaken organized crime and the mafia? I think we as a nation have done well to control organized crime in this country where you no longer see Al Capone types in the streets with Tommy Guns, instead you see Italians making Pizza and taking part in the corporate world. We need to do the same with terrorism as well. Let's turn Fanaticism into Falafels...the way "The Godfather" was turned into "Godfather's Pizza". Mainstream Muslims are the ones that can protect us most from the extremists, we need to encourage them, rather than alienate them.
Considering that the right wing loons tend to say that CAIR and Muslims don't condemn terrorism (which is completely untrue, CAIR itself has denounced and condemned every act of terrorism) when they saw CAIR very vocally condemn Major Nidal for his actions, not only do the loons say that Muslims are insincere but now are claiming that CAIR uses these things to it's advantage! So, basically they have seen that the arguement that CAIR and Muslims do not condemn terrorism has failed, they have seen the "insincere" bit has failed as well...now are creating new novels such as this loon who is known by "Joseph Farah": Listen to CAIR? Why don't these loons start wearing Nazi arm bands to reflect their movement better?
Here is my friend Edina talking about the evils of Racial Profiling: