Profiling the Terrorist

There was a piece on NPR yesterday about Muslims and the Census.  Apparently in the box on the form where ‘race’ is to be declared, many Muslims are checking ‘white” because, as the report indicated, they want to fit-in to American culture.  One younger Muslim man said, “Just because I check ‘white’ doesn’t mean that I won’t be called camel-jockey or rag head!”

In the 60’s black men became suspect in law enforcement circles.  Their profiling continues today.  I would imagine that in Texas the Latino gets the profile.  Of course, after  9-11, the Muslim is carefully watched, because, you know, ‘Those Muslims…”

John F. Kennedy lies in his grave because of a white, homegrown terrorist as do the 168 victims of the Oklahoma City bombing committed by two white, homegrown terrorists.

Nonetheless, in the minds of many American citizens, the Muslim, the black man and the Mexican have to be watched because, well, they don’t look like us.

Do the people below look like ‘us’ or ‘terrorists’?

My local newspaper displayed these newest homegrown terrorists in a large 4-column photograph with the title,

9 in Lenawee County-based militia group sought Christian uprising

Christian uprising! Nine white people! Profiling the terrorist.

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7 thoughts on “Profiling the Terrorist

  1. Hello Muddy,
    What a dull and dim witted looking group…..much like those who you will find at a Tea Party gathering because after all, for the most part they are one in the same.

  2. Why aren’t moderate Christians coming out in droves to condemn these extreme terrorist christians? I haven’t heard any condemnation yet. Therefore moderate Christians MUST support what these radical Jesus Jihadis were attempting. It must be that ALL Christianity and their dangerous doctrines of genocide presented in the old testiment are cheering these people on. When will it stop? when the Christian is at your door with a bible and an AR-15 taking the sword of Christianity to the Kafir.. er Unbeliever, er something about Fatwas? It’s so hard to tell the difference anymore??? I’m afraid of these politically motivated Christians! You know, it’s all in their Qura.. er Scripture if people would just look.

    “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” (I Samuel 15:2-3)

    How can the Christian and their strange and evil doctrines explain these verses? You can see the violence inherent in their beliefs.. Therefore EVERY LAST one of them must be secretely violent.

    (Sarcasm… I totally kid… just pointing out the hypocrisy of stereotyping we saw after 9/11)

  3. Not only that, Steve and Engineer, but what about those right-wing windbags who decried the Obama Justice Department’s attempt to try the al Qaeda-Guantanamo terrorists in civilian courts rather than military courts? Will they cry out for these Christian terrorists to be tried in military courts too?

  4. But, M_R, these Lenewee Christians, are U.S. citizens and entitled to the full Constitutional guarantees and rights. They are not foreign nationals.

  5. UTF, if the terr is in the US legally, they are entitled to equal protection whether they are US citizens or not.

    I have to admit a bias on the “terrorist database” when it came out. Since I was able to run names on it and used some know IRA types back in the early 90s. They came out clean. What did that mean? Ah, they weren’t Islamic types.

    People in the US have to remember that prior to 9-11, the worst terrorist incident in the US was perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. For that matter, there has been more terrorism by the radical right than any muslim.

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