Is There Hope For England?

This news certainly makes me think that there is:

Muslims face extra checks in new travel crackdown
By Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent
THE Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.
The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.
The system would be much more sophisticated than simply picking out young men of Asian appearance. But it would cause outrage in the Muslim community because its members would be far more likely to be selected for extra checks.

I don’t care if it causes “outrage”, as basically every terrorist attack in the past 5 years has been the work of young muslim men between the ages of 18 and 25.

Three days before last week’s arrests, the highest-ranking Muslim police officer in Britain gave warning that profiling techniques based on physical appearance were already causing anger and mistrust among young Muslims. Tarique Ghaffur, an assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said: “We must think long and hard about the causal factors of anger and resentment.
“There is a very real danger that the counter-terrorism label is also being used by other law-enforcement agencies to the effect that there is a real risk of criminalising minority communities.”

I’d prefer that the police think long and hard about who is blowing up planes and busses and trains.
Actually, they don’t have to think too long and hard to come up with the answer, now do they?

One Response to “Is There Hope For England?”

  1. Let the Ethnic/Religious Profiling Begin!

    I never thought random profiling and searches made much sense.
    Since the people murdering and maiming others are overwhelmingly young men of Middle Eastern descent who also happen to be followers of Allah, isn’t it wiser, safer, smarter, and …

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