Islamophobia Pretending to be Policy

There are some things that should never make it into even a rough first draft of a kid’s grammar school essay let alone a policy document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This is from the Washington Post:

A recent draft report by the Department of Homeland Security urges authorities to conduct long-term surveillance of Sunni Muslim immigrants with “at-risk” demographic profiles.

The report, compiled in January for U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan and published Monday by Foreign Policy magazine, looks at the people behind 25 terrorist attacks in the United States from October 2001 to December 2017 and, based on their demographics, recommends Muslim immigrants be monitored on a “long-term basis.”

Seriously? That’s absurd. It’s religious profiling, it’s unlawful, and it will do nothing to make our communities more safe.

Click here to check out the draft report on the Foreign Policy magazine’s website.

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