After the Orlando terrorist massacre, are we going to be politically correct? Or are we going to be wise?
EDITORS NOTE: Since this video was made Donald Trump has called for the profiling of Muslims similar to what Israel does. In a column posted on Yahoo News titled “Israeli minister unapologetic for security ‘profiling’ hailed by Trump” Dan Williams reports:
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A senior Israeli official justified the “profiling” of Muslims as potential security threats on Monday after U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said Americans should adopt Israel’s disputed practice.
Arabs, who make up a fifth of Israel’s population, and Palestinians living under Israeli occupation have long complained of being singled out for scrutiny and searches at security checkpoints when going about their routine activities.
Trump, the Republican front-runner who has been buoyed by Americans’ worries about Islamic militancy, said on Sunday he believed that “profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country”.
“You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
Asked about the remarks, Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz declined to discuss the U.S. election campaign but was unapologetic about Israel’s methods.
“Ultimately these (security) apparatuses … must build a profile of characteristics as to where the danger comes from and locate it,” he said in a briefing to foreign journalists arranged by the Israel Project advocacy group.
“It is not the whole population, but sometimes when there is a specific form of terrorism, you can seek out Islamic terrorism only among Muslims.”
Trump has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, a suspension of immigration from countries with “a proven history of terrorism” and for greater scrutiny of American mosques.