Monday, August 14, 2006

Time to introduce profiling

As security returns to normal at Britain's Airports, will Britain's population begin to accept the need for profiling as a way of preventing terror in the skies? It is something that has long been practiced by El Al, and El Al has a reputation for being the world's safest airline.

But judging by the comments made on Newsnight by Tarique Ghaffur, Britain has a long way to go. Britain's most senior Muslim policeman argued on the programme that we have created a new offence of "travelling whilst being Asian". It's a poor argument. If an African Community Centre was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan, would you target blacks for questioning? Common sense continues to take a back seat to political correctness.