You may not always like what Trump has to say, but, sometimes he is right.
In his most recent statement on the war on terror, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, “called for profiling techniques to combat U.S. domestic terrorism threats.”
According to The Daily Caller:
“In Israel, they profile. They’ve done an unbelievable job, as good as you can do,” Trump elaborated.
This is not the first time Trump has called for such a practice. “Other countries do it, you look at Israel and you look at others, they do it and they do it successfully. And I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense and we have to use our heads,” Trump told CBS News in June 2016.
Trump’s statement comes after three likely terrorist incidents across the U.S. Saturday. A large explosive device injured 29 in New York City, hours after a bomb exploded in a trash can at a Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey…
The practice of racial profiling as a counter-terrorism technique is ingrained in Israeli society, so much so there is literally no word for it in Hebrew. Israeli defense officials see no problem with this, saying the crux of their screening is based on “the human factor.”
Now–before anyone starts gasping about the Israeli methods Trump wants to incorporate into America’s counter-terrorist practices, take a minute and ask yourself if it makes sense.
Liberals can point their fingers all day at political incorrectness–but Trump makes sense.
Even if it is politically incorrect.
I’d rather be politically incorrect than see yet another terrorist attack on American soil.
Let’s take the two most devastating terrorist attacks that occurred on American soil in the past year.
Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, the son of Afghani parents, killed 49 and wounded 53, last December.
Pakistani-born Tashfeen Malik and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, of Pakistani descent were responsible for the 14 dead and 22 injured in San Bernardino, California.
One of the most recent attacks came just this weekend from a Dahir Adan, a young man of Somali decent, who stabbed nine individuals in a St. Cloud mall.
At what point can we stop labeling the commonalities that exist among these incidents and perpetrators as coincidences and respond to these patterns to employ more effective counter-terrorism measures?
It’s just common sense.
Reported by: The Federalist Papers Project. org