Saturday, April 20, 2013

How's that "profiling people who could conceivably be Muslim" thing working out for ya?

Rhetorical question for the day: how many of these terrorists might have been caught if we'd followed Sam Harris's recommendation of "profil[ing] Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim"? (Hint: at least two of them actually are Muslims. Can you tell which by looking at them?)



Don Geddis said...

I was trying to see if I could recognize each photo. I only got three of them. Are they all (notorious) celebrities, or are some just anonymous?

Ron said...

They are, from left to right, top to bottom:

1. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber
2. Zachary Adam Chesser, a.k.a. Abu Talhah al-Amrikee (one of the two Muslims in the lineup)
3. Adam Lanza, the Newtown shooter
4. Colleen Laroze, a.k.a. "Jihad Jane" (the other Muslim)
5. Ted Kaczynski, the unabomber
6. Jared Lee Loughner, the one who shot Gabby Giffords (among others)
7. Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech shooter

and last but not least, Timothy McVeigh. I trust I don't need to tell you who he is.

I could have added Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold to the list as well.