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Is it wrong to profile Muslims in the wake of the Boston bombings?

  • Yes it is...

    Yes it is wrong, because if we do that they will start profiling Jews assuming they destroying the world financially!! And profile Blacks for all of the gun crimes and profile Whites for all of the child molestation and racism and on and on with other ethnicities!!!! It will only make more problems and get things much worst!

  • Yes It's Wrong To Profile Muslims

    Islam does not teach terrorism, in fact it is against it. These hadeeth destroy the terrorists ideology, because they only base their extremism on cherry-picking and revenge.

    Narrated By 'Abdullah : During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet a woman was found killed. Allah's Apostle disapproved the killing of women and children. : Narrated By Ibn 'Umar : During some of the Ghazawat of Allah's Apostle a woman was found killed, so Allah's Apostle forbade the killing of women and children. : Ibn `Abbas says: The Messenger of Allah, when dispatching his troops, would tell them, ” ..Do not behave treacherously, nor misappropriate war-booty, nor mutilate [those whom you kill], nor kill children, nor the people in cloisters.” (Musnad Ahmad, Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

    Gee. After reading these ahadeeth, I wonder if this is apart of Islam, or just a twisting of it.

    If you mean profile in the sense of keeping a closer eye on certain individuals within the Muslim communities, then yes, I am for it. If you mean profiling as in prejudging someone because they are Muslim, then no. Islam is clear on this issue, as you can see above. And there are many more ahadeeth and Qur'anic verses to show this.

  • Yes it is wrong to "profile" Muslims, period.

    We are country that was founded on religious freedom. If we start to deny Constitution rights and due process of law to people simply because of their religion we are allowing the terrorists to win. We need to remember these terrorists are just that terrorists, they are not people of faith! Their religion has nothing to do with their cowardly attacks.

  • It still is

    While I can completely understand being more wary of Muslims in the wake of this, there's a difference between being more alert and profiling. Profiling is invasive, profiling is saying "my reason for giving you a hard time is that you are Muslim." There are trends with these terror threats that are getting mighty hard to deny, but if we as a country are to stay true to ourselves we cannot allow it to make us turn on a largely innocent group of people.

  • Why is it called a headline when it's on the side?

    Anyway,studies do suggest that a significant minority of muslim's do support suicide bombings, for example, a Pew Research survey in 2007 suggests that 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified while 35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall), with numbers reaching 40% in France, while 1 in 4 do not reject violence against civilians in a 2013 survey. I would go on, but there just comes a point when one has to say enough, political correctness aside.

  • It's fallacious .

    Common logical fallacies of composition, hasty generalization, and association. Just because one group of Muslims do a bombing, doesn't mean all Muslims should be treated as bombers. Everyone is a potential threat regardless of race. Extreme right wingers, left wingers, Christians, Muslims, Jews, ect can all have a motive to do something horrendous.

  • Yes it is wrong to "profile" Muslims, period.

    We are country that was founded on religious freedom. If we start to deny Constitution rights and due process of law to people simply because of their religion we are allowing the terrorists to win. We need to remember these terrorists are just that terrorists, they are not people of faith! Their religion has nothing to do with their cowardly attacks.

  • It still is

    While I can completely understand being more wary of Muslims in the wake of this, there's a difference between being more alert and profiling. Profiling is invasive, profiling is saying "my reason for giving you a hard time is that you are Muslim." There are trends with these terror threats that are getting mighty hard to deny, but if we as a country are to stay true to ourselves we cannot allow it to make us turn on a largely innocent group of people.

  • I've been mugged by a 400-pound-Eskimo!

    If I walked into a police station and reported I had been mugged by a 400-pound Eskimo man and then four more people came in and said the same thing, who would the police be watching out for? 400-pound Eskimo men. Same with Muslims, if some crime is carried out by the same group over and over, that group will be under more scrutiny. However, because of 'political correctness,' liberals keep watching elves in wheelchairs, female anorexics, and Asian immigrants as much as they watch 400-pound Eskimo men. Same with profiling.

  • PC is now literally killing us.

    Political correctness is a fascination and very dangerous thing in today's culture. Besides hindering real debate and silencing minority opinions, it also stop us from identifying and stopping real and immediate threats in the name of "equality." I am not saying that Muslims should be pulled over, searched, or questioned simply because of their race, but watching them more closely and major events and at airports is not only constitutional but sensible. While there are extremists of other races and cultures, Muslims are the most likely to commit an act of terror, and as long as we do not violate their constitutional rights, keeping a closer eye on them is not bigotry, it's smart.

  • Profiling is Impossible to Avoid

    To profile is to make a generalization, based on criteria to narrow the field of possibilities. It is not the same as being prejudice, nor does it mean the group will be bullied (though at times it can happen).
    If a crime involves white teenage males, the profile revolves around that group. Women and any non white ethnic group would not be part of the profile. This makes sense. It is how crimes are solved. It means a lot of white teens would be asked questions. Those who have committed crimes before would be targeted first.
    Since a high percentage of terrorist crimes are committed by Muslims, it makes sense to profile the group It does not mean their rights are being violated. It may not seem fair, but to some extent it is necessary

  • Why is it called a headline when it's on the side?

    Anyway,studies do suggest that a significant minority of muslim's do support suicide bombings, for example, a Pew Research survey in 2007 suggests that 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified while 35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall), with numbers reaching 40% in France, while 1 in 4 do not reject violence against civilians in a 2013 survey. I would go on, but there just comes a point when one has to say enough, political correctness aside.


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GeekiTheGreat says2013-05-02T13:37:37.350
They are giving us no choice but to profile muslims.