Your Rights, My Life
After 9/11 several possible terrorist have been caught due to the success of the military’s racial profiling. The racial profiling by our government towards Arabs and Muslims should be allowed during these times of uncertainty. Since we are at war with terrorism, the members of the Al Qaeda, a militant Arab group, are our only major suspects.
Racial discrimination has been frowned upon in almost all cases by our government. It is hard to think that the government is going back to singling out someone as a suspect because of his or her race. Actually the government should have caught two of the terrorist before 9/11 because of expired visas. Also in an article by Patrick Martin of the “World Socialist Web Site” he claims in his article “Was the U.S. government alerted to September 11 attack?” that, “2 of the 19 suicide hijackers were known to US authorities before September 11. These two had been placed on the FBI “watch list” at the request of the CIA.” It is known by all that the entire Arab race is not guilty of terrorist action, but the question is “Can we take the chance of having a repeat of the tragic 9/11 events?”
I understand that there are several valid points people use against racial profiling. Many innocent people have been embarrassed and singled out due to their religion and ethnic features. However, it is the government's ultimate responsibility to keep us safe and our homeland secure. In "The battle over profiling", a Newsday article by SUMATHI REDDY, John Winn a professor at Shenandoah University in Virginia who specializes in national security law states:
"Clearly, when we're talking about national security and border stuff, I think that profiling, along with other methodologies, should play an overt and acknowledged, accepted part of the process,"
Racial profiling is very important in the war against terrorism because the terrorist main war strategy is to blend in with society and then strike when...