May 26, 2011
Diversity of al-Qaeda Ridicules Profiling
Mehdi Hasan, Guardian
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White, Hispanic, Nigerian, American: the identity of terrorists exposes the crude, counterproductive nature of this security tool
On 6 May, five days after the killing of Osama bin Laden, two imams were prevented from taking a US flight from Memphis, Tennessee, to Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend a religious conference. Despite having their bags checked twice before boarding, the imams were told to get off the plane. "The conference is about Islamophobia, so it's ironic that these guys were stopped on their way here," Jibril Hough, of the Islamic Centre of Charlotte, told...