'Profiling' is Not a Dirty Word

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, August 16, 2006

'Profiling' is Not a Dirty Word

August 16, 2006

In London they are going to do something that should have been done there and here long ago. It’s called profiling. The British government plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.

Only political correctness has kept this from happening before. Every single terrorist and every single suspect arrested and in some cases convicted of plotting terror is a Muslim. That’s a fact. But we have been searching the bags and person of little old ladies, blonde children just certain groups won’t be offended. Well, I’m offended that they are hiding among us and want to kill us.

Naturally Muslim groups in Britain are outraged. They should save that outrage for those smearing their supposed peaceful religion. Maybe if they went after them, rather than the security people, there would be fewer trying to blow up airplanes.

Good for the British. Let’s hope they stick to their plan. Now what about us here in America?

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.