Unfortunately our enemies are of, mainly Middle Eastern decent. So it's normal and proper procedjure to profile on that basis alone for a start. Then the religion as you clear people off the suspect list.
Good point . . . let's make sure Baptists can't move around without being closely watched in our cities, seeing as a handful of Baptists have committed terrorist acts on U.S. soil (bombing abortion clinics and shooting doctors, oh and attempting to bomb the Olympic village). Oh, and the Catholics. Because all of the IRA members are Catholics.
99% of all members are men of Middle Eastern decent
Sadly, that's a b.s. statistic. In the last two decades, Al-Qaida and related groups have stepped up their recruitment of Caucasian males and Middle Eastern females.
What I'm saying and Lavaske seems to be missing is that 99.9% of the terrorists are Middle Eastern Muslim men.
See the above two statements.
Because there is only 1 major religious that is being used to promote the murder and violent killing (by any means) of it's enemies. Islam.
So, Pat Buchanan is Islamic? And Pat Robertson? And Jerry Falwell? And the other half dozen or more fundamentalist preachers who called for Hugo Chavez's assassination just because they don't like his politics?
Sorry, Christianity's promoted more "murder and violent killing" in its name than any other faith to date. As I recall, the Gospels say "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
But of course narcissistic radical leftists believe Christians are terrorists too.
Aside from the "narcissistic" term (which is misused) . . . look at our own history: Timothy McVeigh, the dozens of people who've bombed abortion clinics, the dozens who've shot at doctors, the Olympic Village (Atlanta games) bomber . . .
Have you read the history of the Muslim faith? It started out in bloodshed and still walks that path to a great extent.
Actually, yes. Not only that, but I've read the Koran (or Qu'ran). The reality is that Mohammad stated that Muslims were "not to make war upon other people of the Book" (meaning the Torah, or Old Testament), except in self-defense. The imposition of Israel upon the Middle East, combined with our treatment of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran in the 1950s-1980s is seen by many as a Christian attack upon Islam, perhaps even as a new Crusade.
Moreover, I'm pretty well versed in Christianity's early to middle history as well as Judaism's. Both of which are also either founded on violence or quickly turned to violence - the Jews fought their way across the Middle East to "retake" the ancestral homeland they'd left centuries before (see the Old Testament/Torah); the bloodiest period of Roman history "coincidentally" occurs just after Christianity becomes the state religion, the same goes for religious persecution which previously only really occurred under a handful of short reigning emperors and even then only for brief periods, assuming we look at the historical record, not the highly biased Biblical record (before conversion, the Romans adopted the gods of conquered lands as additions to their own pantheon in order not to offend any divinity). Not to mention the Crusades, Inquisition, White Man's Burden, conversion of most of Europe and the New World at the point of a sword, etc.
Christianity has left it's violent past behind to a very great extent.
Always glad to have a good laugh. Thanks. :)
You mean the crusades that were started by the byzantine empire (christian) calling for aid of the pope because they were on the brink of extinction due to the turks (muslim)?
That whole, one maybe two Crusades. Out of several. Most of which were started at the behest of the Pope in Rome, at the behest of nobles in France, England, and Italy who wanted control of the trade routes from China. Sorry, the case presented doesn't work with actual history (medievalist here, with several Crusade texts at his disposal). Of course, the reason the Byzantines were in trouble in the first place was because they too attempted to expand into Turkish territory.
but all terrorists in the middle east are muslim
Tell that to the hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinian women and children who died in the last two decades because the Israeli government decided that the best way to capture/kill a PLO leader was to fire a dozen missiles into an inhabited apartment complex. This, of course, is completely justified as collateral damage . . . until one realizes that in the 1970s, a team of Israeli commandos flew to an African nation, freed hostages on a hijacked El-Al plane, took no losses to themselves or the hostages, eliminated the entire terrorist team, and returned to Israel before anyone knew they'd even left Israel. Yet, they apparently can't do this just a few dozen miles from their base of operations. Go figure.
One of the other problems, at least in the U.S., is that people in general aren't that bright, especially in groups. For example, after the Trade Center attack, numerous Sikh temples were attacked "because they looked foreign and Muslim". In fact, one of my former students (an extremely bright British student of Indian descent) who is Sikh was the victim of some of this stupidity as well, largely because he "looks foreign" and wears a turban-like head covering.