CAIR wants lawmaker to meet with Islamic leaders to explain By Art Moore Posted: January 23, 2010 ~ 12:25 am Eastern © 2010 WorldNetDaily The Council on American-Islamic Relations' Oklahoma chapter is calling on Sen. James Inhofe, R.-Okla., to meet with Muslim leaders to discuss his statement during a congressional hearing in favor of using religion and ethnicity as factors in profiling airline passengers. "It is disturbing to hear a member of the United States Senate suggest that entire religious and ethnic groups should automatically be considered terror suspects," said CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi. "Our nation's leaders have a duty not to exacerbate the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in American society." Inhofe's spokesman has not replied to a WND request for comment. But advocates of the senator's position argue correct profiling would not automatically regard a Muslim as a terror suspect. Rather, it would take a passenger's religion and ethnicity into account among a variety of factors that, together, comprise a terrorist "profile." CAIR itself has been designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted terrorist conspirator, and the FBI has cut off its once-close ties with the group. CAIR's terrorist connections also have been exposed in an undercover probe that obtained internal documents confirming it acts as a front in the U.S. for international Muslim groups working to bring Saudi-style Islamic law to the nation. Speaking at a review Thursday of the Fort Hood shootings by the Senate Armed Services Committee, Inhofe said, "I'm, for one – I know it's not politically correct to say it – I believe in racial and ethnic profiling." The senator elaborated that "if you're looking at people getting on an airplane and you have X amount of resources to get into it, you get at the targets, and not my wife. And I just think it's something that should be looked into." Inhofe said that with few exceptions, such as the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal office building in his state's capital, the perpetrators of terrorism are Muslims. Even in the Murrah case, however, a congressional committee examined strong evidence, based on an investigation by reporter Jayna Davis, that Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were part of a scheme involving Islamic terrorists. READ FULL STORY >January 21, 2010 - Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) on racial profiling and terrorism
Video provided by CSPANUPDATE 01-23-10 @ 0331: Is is just me, or does the guy behind Senator Inhofe to his right look a lot like (a young) Jack Bauer? The picture above also shows the guy.