CAIR Condemns U.S. Airport Anti-Terrorism Measures
"Why Do We Even Listen To These Idiots .
All Bombers are Muslims Terrorists and CAIR doesn't like Muslim Profiling or Security Checks,Tough Sh*T !
If The Mad Bombers Were All IRA Terrorists Wouldn't We Check them."
The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, began 2010 by complaining about new security measures being enforced at U.S. airports by Transportation Security Administration security officers.
The CAIR leadership released a statement that claims the TSA's airport security directives amount to the profiling of Muslims.
Washington-based CAIR officials claim that the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques before boarding flights, will disproportionately target American Muslims who have family or spiritual ties to the Islamic world and therefore amount to religious and ethnic profiling.
"Under these new guidelines, almost every American Muslim who travels to see family or friends or goes on pilgrimage to Mecca will automatically be singled out for special security checks -- that's profiling," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
"While singling out travelers based on religion and national origin may make some people feel safer, it only serves to alienate and stigmatize Muslims and does nothing to improve airline security," he said.
"We all support effective security measures that will protect the traveling public from an attack such as that attempted on Christmas Day," added Awad. "But knee-jerk policies will not address this serious challenge to public safety."
However, security experts believe that the measures are reasonable and necessary in order to enhance airport and airline protection and safety.
"Look, I don't buy it. The fact is, what I say is do smart screening. Ethnicity is one of the factors that should be included in the profile. After all, what is profiling?
You're extrapolating the common characteristics of the terrorist attacks. 100% of all the terrorist attacks against the United States last year were carried out by Muslim jihadists.
So, if that's the one common denominator, let's include that in the mix. That at airports would trigger a secondary inspection in which case the bomber on Christmas Day this year, maybe have they found the bomb," said the respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson, founder and director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism.