Encounters with the Watch List

CounterPunch
by Ahmad Al-Akhras

06/02/08

Like racial profiling, the so-called Watch List hinges on a false premise that people commit crimes because of their racial, ethnic or religious background. This false premise caused huge suffering to African America, Japanese Americans and now Arab and American Muslims. The worst part of this is the assumption that practicing Islam, never mind being an activist at that, gives one an appetite for terrorism. In the process, people who are in good standing who did not have a criminal record are treated as ‘posing a threat to civil aviation or national security’ or as ‘potential enemies of the state’...

http://counterpunch.org/akhras06022008.html


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