Whatever you do, don’t ‘profile’ 

Here we go again. The Muslim Public Affairs Council has condemned the Transportation Security Administration’s plan to require full pat-downs and carry-on luggage checks for passengers from 14 “terrorism prone nations,” calling TSA’s belated decision just "another name for counterproductive racial and ethnic profiling" even though such extra screening might have kept would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a British-educated Nigerian on the terror watch list, from boarding the Northwest Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

According to MPAC, passengers flying to the U.S. from Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen are no more likely to be suicide bombers than Japanese tourists, German exchange students or Brazilian businessmen even though there have been 14,631 deadly attacks by Islamic jihadists since 9/11, according to Glen Reinsford, editor of TheReligionofPeace.com, a site that tracks news of Islamic terrorism.

There were 2,117 jihadist attacks in 38 countries last year alone, leaving 9,140 people dead and 18,587 critically injured. Rather than focusing our attention on hostile nations known to give aid and comfort to Islamic terrorists and enemies of the United States, MPAC would rather have us pretend that these bloody attacks were just random occurrences and that any efforts to prevent them amount to “profiling” – which is the only cardinal sin acknowledged by our politically correct elite.

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