To profile Muslims or Not?

Posted on December 30, 2009


Ibrahim Hooper on the O’Reilly Show

CAIR-LA Comments on Airport Profiling

Questions Raised on Airport Profiling

The director of the Bay Area Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, Zahra Billoo, tells ABC7 when airport screeners focus on anyone who looks Middle Eastern or Muslim, the screeners may miss more important indicators.

“If someone is in line and they look shifty, if they look like they have a suspicious package, if they’re behaving in a way that concerns people around them, if they’re acting out of the ordinary, then that is a reason to profile them. If someone is speaking a different language, that is not generally a reason to profile an individual,” says Billoo.

Mark Matthews, KGO-TV San Francisco, 12/29/09