Senator’s call to profile angers ‘Muslim Mafia’

CAIR wants lawmaker to meet with Islamic leaders to explain

by Art Moore
WorldNetDaily
1/23/2010

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Oklahoma chapter is calling on Sen. James Inhofe, R.-Okla., to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss his statement during a congressional hearing in favor of using religion and ethnicity as factors in profiling airline passengers.

“It is disturbing to hear a member of the United States Senate suggest that entire religious and ethnic groups should automatically be considered terror suspects,” said CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi. “Our nation’s leaders have a duty not to exacerbate the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in American society.”

Inhofe’s spokesman has not replied to a WND request for comment. But advocates of the senator’s position argue correct profiling would not automatically regard a Muslim as a terror suspect. Rather, it would take a passenger’s religion and ethnicity into account among a variety of factors that, together, comprise a terrorist “profile.”

CAIR itself has been designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted terrorist conspirator, and the FBI has cut off its once-close ties with the group. CAIR’s terrorist connections also have been exposed in an undercover probe that obtained internal documents confirming it acts as a front in the U.S. for international Muslim groups working to bring Saudi-style Islamic law to the nation.

Speaking at a review Thursday of the Fort Hood shootings by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Inhofe said, “I’m, for one – I know it’s not politically correct to say it – I believe in racial and ethnic profiling.”

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