Napolitano Doesn’t See Good Logic In Profiling Muslim Men Under 35

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was at a forum to discuss security and the terrorist situation. She was asked about profiling Muslim men since they have been behind most of the terrorist attacks and she responded that the question made no logical sense. Napolitano responded, “You’re not using good logic there. You’ve got to use actual intelligence that you received. And, so, you might — all you’ve given me is a kind of status. You have not given me a technique for tactic or behavior. Something that would suggest somebody is not Muslim, but Islamic, that has actually moved into the category of violent extremists.” Then she added, “We have ways to make some of those cuts. And they involve the intel that comes in, the analysis that goes on. For example, we often times, for travelers entering the United States, we won’t not do what is called a secondary inspection just because they are a 35-year- old male who appears to be Muslim, whatever that means. But we know from intelligence that if they have a certain travel pattern over a certain period of time, that should cause us to ask some more significant questions than if we don’t.”

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