2011 FLASHBACK: DHS Secretary Napolitano Says No “Logic” In Profiling Muslim Men Under The Age Of 35


From Real Clear Politics:

“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.”

Will liberals change their tune about “racist” profiling since the suspected Boston bombers are known to be Muslim immigrants from Chechnya?

Somehow I doubt it – they’ll blame Bush or Global Warming before they are forced to be rational and impose “common sense” standards of limiting immigration.

See the video at RCP