- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

So “ethnic profiling” is a no-no? Why? Facts are facts. So let’s see who’s doing what to whom. Here are some stubborn facts:

In 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Middle Eastern Islamist male between the ages of 17 and 40. In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages 17 and 40. In 1979, the U.S. Embassy in Iran was taken over by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40. In the 1980s, numerous Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40. In 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked, and a 70-year-old disabled American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a U.S. Navy diver was murdered by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1995, a plot to blow up U.S.-bound international flights over the Pacific was attempted by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 1998, the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 2000, 17 sailors died in an attack on the USS Cole in Yemen by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

On September 11, 2001, four airliners were hijacked — two flown into the World Trade Centers, one into the Pentagon and one into the ground in rural Pennsylvania. They were hijacked by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl and other Westerners were kidnapped and beheaded by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40. That same year more than 330 hostages in Beslan and 130 hostages in Moscow were murdered in sieges by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 2004, more than 200 Spanish civilians were murdered on trains by bombs in Madrid, detonated by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 2005 more than 50 British citizens were killed by bombs on trains in London, detonated by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

In 2005, there were hundreds of casualties, men, women and children, killed by bombs in Jerusalem, Riyadh and Amman. These innocent civilians were murdered by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40. In 2005, Paris and other European cities experienced an extended period of riots and destruction. The unrest was led by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than 35,000 Iraqi men, women and children and 2,500 Americans have been murdered by terrorists. Most of the combat and civilians casualties were the result of bombs detonated in civilian population centers by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

This year, hundreds — thus far — of Israeli civilians have been killed by rockets launched by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40. A plot to blow up 10 U.S.-bound planes from the U.K. was attempted by Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

Since 2001, the FBI reports there are major terrorist cells still in U.S. urban centers. Several of these cells have been uncovered and cell members arrested. In every case, the terrorists cell members were Middle Eastern Islamist males between the ages of 17 and 40.

President Bush said last week, “America is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation.”

Between 1970 and present, says Patriot Post, there were more than 60 other notable examples of terrorism perpetrated by Middle Eastern male Islamists between the ages 17 and 40. Singling out “Middle Eastern male Islamists between the ages 17 and 40” is not “ethnic profiling,” it’s “terrorist profiling” and what’s wrong with that?

Arnold Beichman, a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is a columnist for The Washington Times.

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