A local member of the New York Assembly will be reintroducing legislation that would allow law enforcement officials to use ethnic profiling among other techniques to spot potential terrorism suspects.
“There is no question that the government has a compelling interest in protecting the lives and safety of its citizenry from terrorist attacks,” says Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat of Brooklyn. “The history of modern terrorism has taught us that these attacks are repeatedly executed by young Muslim men of Arab or South Asian origin. This is not a time for political correctness.”
See also “In the Wake of the NWA Bomber: Calls to Profile ‘Mooslims'”, LoonWatch, 30 December 2009