November 6, 2008
ICE's Anti-terrorism program shown biased
A government operation aimed at ferreting out terrorist plots in 2004 mainly targeted men from Muslim-majority countries who did not have links to national security-related activity, according to recently released material analyzed by students at Yale Law School.
A statistically significant random sampling of more than 2,500 cases investigated by Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials from October 2004 through January 2005 recently was turned over by federal court order in a case brought by the National Litigation Clinic at the law school.
Despite reassurances from ICE in 2004 that the probe was going forward 'without regard to race, ethnicity or religion,' released data analyzed by the law school students shows more than three quarters of those targeted by Operation Front Line were men from Muslim-majority countries. For the full story, click here.
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Even though all of the notable terrorist attacks (1994 WTC bombing, 9-11, London, Madrid, Bali) were committed by Muslims, it is clearly inappropriate for security officials to target Muslim men. I believe it would be more effective to focus first on persons of Christian origin, beginning with Quakers and other pacifist militants.
Posted by: Steve Emerson | Nov 6, 2008 9:13:38 AM
Professor Aldana is just parroting the news article to which she links. It would be good if the learned professor gave some of her own analysis. Readers of this blog can read the newspaper articles by themselves and draw their own conclusions. We come to this supposed "immigration professors blog" to read what the best and brightest immigration professors have written. Instead we get summaries newspaper articles, misspelled words and no serious comments.
Posted by: Peter Chan | Nov 6, 2008 9:17:50 AM