I just interviewed with Sean Hannity on his Radio show 1:30 csT and 12:00 midnight in Bangalore, India. The topic was full body scanner geared to certain people going through the airport security, in this case Muslim women. Profiling leads to abuse of the system and those crim...inals who can wear the skirts will escape the scrutiny.
The fellow guest James brought up Israel, where they profile, my contention was we are not Israel, we are America and we have to lead the world in just treatment of every individual. We have to honor the dignity and rights of all humanity and not single out groups.
Profiling any group is morally wrong; we cannot drive our nation towards fascism in selecting groups who are suspects. Security of every passenger is the responsibility of the carrier and the nation. Either do the full bodies scan on every one of them or don’t.
My suggestion is to issue clearance certificates to frequent travelers or whoever travels in advance, so we do not have long lines at the airport.
Mike Ghouse is a speaker on Pluralism and Islam offering pluralistic solutions to the media and public on issues of the day. His blogs and sites are listed at www.MikeGhouse.net