Thursday, August 17, 2006

Peter King's Profile Must Go

Newsday reports today:
House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King has endorsed requiring people of "Middle Eastern and South Asian" descent to undergo additional security checks because of their ethnicity and religion.
NY NAACP president Hazel Dukes calls it right:
"We are all concerned about safety but to target any group for nationality or religion is unconstitutional. African-Americans understand racial profiling. We won't support any targeting of a group. The practice is just un-American."
It's time for Congressman King to go.

Long Islanders have a choice. His name is Dave Mejias.

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3 comments:

Rich said...

Although the racist nature of this idea is important, equally important is that it leads to a LESS secure system. We have limitted rescources to put towards screening for terrorists. The more energy we spend screening middle eastern young men, the less energy we'll have to screen everyone else. Anyone who thinks terrorists have to be middle eastern young men have forgotten the lessons of Beslan and Oklahoma, among others.

Alex Navarro said...

rich is totally right.

scdoc99 said...

The fact of the matter is - King is nothing more than a racist. He is ranting and raving about 85% of mosques being terrorist havens. If that is the case, why hasn't he with his infinate power as Homeland Security guru charged 85% of muslims with terrorism related crimes? As times get worse for republicans, King gets more desperate in his desire to scare Americans. It's a tactic that republicans are good at. It's just wearing thin now. Americans are tired of being "scared" into voting republican. Mejias will win this election.