logically is the FBI speaking more with young men coming from the middle east about the attacks than with Hawaian aloha-girls
something to read if you're interested, I accumulated some news on this topic and made a nice story for you lot to read
Since the 11th September attacks a lot of americans have formed a different opinion about racial profiling (the controling of people because their skin color or belief). During the recent Bradley-lecture for the American Enterprise Institute Heather MacDonald (the author of the book "The burden of bad ideas, how modern intellectuals misshape our society") held a convincing lecture beneficial to the selectivity during the search of terrorists.
All the nineteen plane hijackers came from the Middle East with the mission to kill as much american "unbelieving dogs" as possible (they found a document in the luggage of Atta containing words of the same tenor). Naturally this doesn't incriminate all the 5 million people in the US arabic community as a possible accomplice. On the other side it would be foolish to extent the investigations all the way to the corn farmers in Iowa or the Hula girls in Hawai, the prevent the accusation of unfairness. It's not only foolish, but also totally impossible because the FBI doesn't have the means to do this, each investigation makes use of known facts to give a direction it should go. In this case, MacDonald recently wrote in The Weekly Standard, the FBI would be crazy if it should not use the nationalities and beliefs of the hijackers in their search for more accomplices within the students of the flying schools. For all means, the hijackers did couch their mission in religious terms.
Before the 11th September people like Jesse Jackson. Al Sharpton and progressive white professors were constant indignantly bellowing when it became clear that the police proportionally had arrested more afro-americans than whites. It confirmed what they knew all along: the police were a bunch of incorrigible racists.
A more reasonable comment was seldomly heard: That different population groups don't commit crimes in the same ratio. That would also be a miracle. In NYC the afro-americans (25% of the populations) commit 13 times as many violent crimes as whites. There must be a good explanation for that. But when the police stops more afro-americans than whites during the fight against robberies there is no connection with racial profiling
In 1996 Al Gore was a chairman of a commity who should make proposes to increase the safety in aviation. At first the commity considered that the nationality of a passenger should be a point in the assessment of the risk of that individual. When the Arabic Lobby and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) found out about this the world was too small.
Gore, hyper-politically correct as no other, immediately withdrew proposal.
Minister of Justice John Ashcroft decided that the FBI should conduct interviews with 5000 young men who came to the US in the last two years from countries who supposedly support terrorism. "Pure McCarthyism" yelled Hussein Ibish, the head of the Islamic Mission of America, who had this silencer at the ready.
In reality it only relates to 0.1 percent of the arabic-american population. The interviews are not conducted at the office and are voluntary. No one has the right to never be questioned by the police, and in every big investigations this is the way it normally goes. The FBI is trying to prie through to the biotope of the perpetrators. Should the FBI forfit this method of investigation after the most bloodiest murder ever commited on american soil?
God forbid, but if in some ten years some group of bolivians stage a huge terroristic attack in the US, than the interest during the investigation will swing around to the latino population. That also won't be discrimination, but the banal realism.
In a recent Gallup-investigation six of ten americans said that people with a arabic appearance should be investigated more thoroughly before they board an airplane. "Pure discrimination" according to Peter Roff, a political analyst with the press agency UPI, "but it is also sensible".
It seems the increase the safety of everyone, while it not really hurts anyone, expect for the terrorist who is caught before he could fulfil his mission.
The afro-americans saw themselves as the most important victims of racial profiling before the 11th of September, now the the tables have turned. "Oh goodness, who is being selective now" wrote a black commentator of the Chicago Tribune, who admitted that the black community is feeling more than any other community for the profiling of muslims.
If you have read the story well than you should realise that I'm not a racist, seperatist, nazi or whatever. I purely wrote this because it interesting to see how opinions can swing as a leave on a tree when something happens. Flaming me for racist thoughts or other comments in that way are purely based on the fact that you don't understand what I wrote here above. Thank You