Thursday, September 25, 2008

US court: Monitoring Muslims was constitutional

A federal appeals court says it was constitutional for the United States to require visitors from two dozen Arab and Muslim countries and North Korea to register with immigration authorities.

In other words, it's okay to "profile" based on race, religion, appearance, point of origin, and any other "suspicious" attributes one might have - as long as the person profiled is Arab or Muslim, of course. North Koreans were also included, but the clear targets of this policy were and still are Muslims, even though the policy has supposedly been phased out.

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