April 22, 2013

Flashback 2011: DHS Secretary Napolitano Says No “Logic” In Profiling Young Muslim Men

From Real Clear Politics via SooperMexican:

"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," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at a forum on U.S. security and preventing terrorist attacks.

"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.

Four people might still be alive and thirty people might still have all their limbs had the Department of Homeland Security used common sense rather than their politically correct "good logic."

By DMartyr at 10:18 AM | Comments |