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In Defense of Common Sense: The Case for Terrorist (Not Racial) Profiling

By Mark W. Smith
October 01, 2003
On September 11, 2001, 19 male Muslim fundamentalists of Arab descent murdered 3,000 people on American soil. Despite this mass murder, the debate over the use of socalled “racial profiling” in thwarting terrorism continues. One need only scan the media to find complaints about the government devoting too much attention to young Middle Eastern males.