January 5th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Why profiling doesn't work

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Arsalan Iftikhar | BIO
AC360° Contributor
Founder, TheMuslimGuy.com

In light of the botched Christmas Day airliner bombing aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, the Transportation Security Administration has announced new enhanced "guidelines" requiring airline passengers traveling from (and through) 14 different countries to undergo especially rigorous security screening before being able to fly into the United States.

Under these new TSA guidelines, security screeners will conduct "full pat-down body checks" and extensive carry-on luggage checks for all passengers traveling from a country which the U.S. considers to be a "security risk."

These 14 countries are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Additionally, passengers traveling from any other foreign country may also be checked at 'random' as well.

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  1. Tim Gibson

    If profiling does not work, then why police stings into known neighborhoods of drug activity and sales, why police stings girls or guys line the streets in the sex trade, why if profiling does not work is it a common everyday use for law enforcement?

    This is not about religion, it is about terrorism and a radical jihadist movement within our world that must be addressed period.

    January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm |