Below is my response to Chris' comment.
Chris, I don’t know exactly where to start on my rebuttal. You have constructed a multi-national, multi-cultural, multi-bigoted population in which you imply that I know nothing about. I feel like I’m butting in line by saying, “Hey, I count, too.” You have implied that I know nothing about several countries and several cultures. You would be wrong. Let’s get one of your implications out of the way right now. I DO know the difference between a Sikh and a Muslim and I also know their religions and manner of dress are quite different. Do you? I never wrote anything about a Sikh.
Actually, I’m reasonably well informed. I’ve been to Red China. Have you? I have Indian (Sikh) friends. Do you? I do know the difference between a Persian and an Arab, and can probably pick them apart in a crowd. The Persian Empire wasn’t managed by Bedouin tribesmen. Also, "Arab" is a cultural and linguistic term. It refers to those who speak Arabic as their first language. Arabs are united by culture and by history. Arabs are not a race. Did you know that? Why didn‘t you say so? Differences between a Muslim ally and a Muslim extremist? Well, I haven’t made a study of it, but I would probably guess the King of Jordon was an ally and Osama Bin Laden was not. Of course, I will admit that that was just a wild ass guess. It’s probably based on what they said. If the Muslims are not talking to me, I guess I have to rely on their actions to determine if danger is present. You know, AK 47s, black pajamas, black masks, maniacal behavior, etc. Yes, most Progressives call that profiling. I call it smart.
You built this entire world wide population of straw people, then proceeded to assume that not only did I know nothing about them, but that I was a bigot and guilty of profiling and knew nothing about your “straw people” that I never wrote about. First, I am not a bigot. Second, I believe in profiling when it comes to foiling lawbreakers. Are there occasional misfires? Yes. I would be the first to apologize for any mistakes, but the modest damage to the offended’s pride is massively surpassed by safety of family, friends, and country. This safety also applies to the offended.
Your arrogant, egotistical, self-centered diatribe against profiling ignores completely the trade-off for safety and protection of all that is important. It is my firm belief that our police are not looking to stop and arrest someone just because of race, religion, or sex. However, I do want them to stop and investigate persons with suspicious behavior………regardless of race, religion, or sex. Is that profiling? Yep. Is there anything wrong with it? Nope.
I now know a good bit more about you. Before I forget, I am a CHL and belong to NRA. I am a veteran of the USAF and I shot EXPERT in service. I do not dislike Muslims, unless they are trying to kill me. Then, I don't like them very much and I do what is necessary to protect myself. I do not dislike minorities. I have many that I consider close friends. If it weren’t for Mexican immigrants, our entire construction industry would be in serious trouble. I also like Mexico’s culture and count many Mexican friends. Yet, I would call the police on any of them if I saw them creeping up on a school carrying an AK 47. Is that profiling? Yep. They wouldn't have done anything wrong, yet.
It seems to me that you are energetically against profiling, gun ownership, CHL holders, probably NRA and the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. You probably think everyone is dumber than you. You are probably a progressive, a socialist, and a Democrat. After Hitler’s World War II, in Germany the Socialist Democratic Party (SPD) re-established itself as a socialist party. It was a far left leaning political party. Is that part of your church doctrine? Does that make you a religious zealot? I probably don’t think so. Is that profiling? Yep. However, you don't fit that image (I hope).
Now, are my implications as accurate as yours? If you can imply, I can imply. That’s the American way.