It's time we started having an adult conversation about Islamic terror. The usual happy talk from politicians certainly isn't working. This is a problem that needs to be addressed intelligently and at the source. And that means zooming in on the problem.
Following the bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, Donald Trump praised Israel's use of profiling and said the U.S. needed to do it as well.
“In Israel they profile. They’ve done an unbelievable job as good as you can do … and they’ll profile. They see somebody that’s suspicious they will profile. They will take that person and they’ll check them,” Trump said. “Do we have a choice? Look what’s going on. Do we really have a choice? We’re trying to be so politically correct in our country and this is only going to get worse. This isn’t going to get better. And I’ve been talking to you guys for years, and I’ve been saying it.”
“Like knock the hell out of them. And we have to get everybody together and we have to lead for a change,” Trump said. “We’re going to have to be very tough and you have other countries over there that we are getting devastated far more than we are. And you have to get them together. It’s called leadership. And they have to fight. You know, they have to fight the battle. The battle is over there. And we have to fight the battle and we can’t let any more people come into this country and when we have bad ones — you know, we have people going over fighting for ISIS and coming back and we know they are fighting for ISIS and we take them. Once you leave this country, you fight for ISIS, you never come back.”
That's denaturalization. I've been arguing in favor of it for a while. It's just common sense. Senator Lieberman, back in the day, tried to push for it, but the bill was gnawed to pieces.
We need to profile terrorists. More than we already do, instead of crawling deeper down the rabbit hole of community policing and all that assorted nonsense. We need to talk honestly about where the terrorism is coming from and what we're willing to do to put an end to it.