|Mother and me circa 1995|
I mentioned once before that my 85 year old mother flew from Redding to Southern California to spend some time with me. On her way back home to Redding, the airport police and ultimately DEA detained her as a suspected drug trafficker. She does take a lot of vitamins. They thought that the vitamins were hard drugs. They didn’t let her call me, they detained her for four hours. Then I had to pick her up at the airport and bring her back home because she missed the last flight.
I was distressed at the lack of wisdom that went into that investigation I called the DEA SAC in the morning and screamed at him. A trained chimp with a PDR (physician’s desk reference) could have determined that no drugs were being transported in about ten minutes. I believe in profiling. It works. My mother didn’t fit any profile and they screwed with her because they could.
Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the U.S. start “profiling” people inside the country to thwart terrorism, calling it a hateful but “common sense” tactic, in the aftermath of recent terror attacks.
“I think profiling is something we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I hate the concept of profiling, but we have to start using common sense.”
The presumptive GOP presidential nominee also argued that other countries, including Israel, profile “and they do it successfully.”
Trump, as he has frequently argued, said radical Islam groups are creating “big problems.”
The Israelis profile very heavily. So do the Chinese. Chinese national carriers have their own version of sky marshals on every flight. Try to get a flight to the PRC if your name is Mohammed something and you’ll see what I mean.
The progressive left doesn’t believe in profiling Muslims because it’s Islamophobic. Except that Muslims are the people causing problems.
Attacks on American soil during the Obama Administration’s rule:
Feb. 12, 2009 – Pakistani-American Muzzammil Syed Hassan was the CEO of the first American Muslim TV network broadcast in English, Bridge TV. Hassan beheaded his estranged wife, Aasiya Zubair, after she filed for divorce. Her body was found at the TV station. When he was arrested, he said he “felt an incredible amount of relief” after he killed the woman.
April 12, 2009 – Upon learning that they had patronized a strip club, a Muslim man shoots and kills his brother-in-law and another man in Phoenix, Arizona.
June 1, 2009 – In a drive-by shooting, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad – a convert to Islam who had traveled to Yemen and was deported to the U.S. for overstaying his visa – opened fire on U.S. soldiers standing in front of a Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting office. Muhammad killed one private and injured another. When he was arrested Muhammad explained that he had planned to kill as many soldiers as possible and was given the assignment by Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula.
November 2009 – Iraq-born Muslim man Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, intentionally hit his daughter with his car and killed her because she had become “too Westernized.” He also attacked the mother of the girl’s boyfriend. Police said, “It occurred because [of] her not following traditional family values. He felt she was becoming too westernized, and he didn’t like that.” His daughter had backed out of an arranged marriage.
Nov. 5, 2009 – Muslim gunman Nidal Malik Hassan, an Army psychiatrist, fatally shoots 13 people and wounds 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas.
Dec. 4, 2009 – A Muslim graduate student from Saudi Arabia, Abdulsalam S. al-Zahrani, stabbed his non-Muslim Islamic studies professor, Richard T. Antoun, to death to avenge “persecuted” Muslims. One of his roommates said, “He was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting his country for no reason.”
April 14, 2010 – A Muslim convert, James A. Larry, 33, became angry that his family would not convert to Islam and shot his mother, pregnant wife, infant son and two nieces in Marquette Park, Illinois. He pleaded guilty to multiple counts of murder, attempted murder and the intentional homicide of an unborn child. “He was upset at his wife and their family — he felt disrespected that they would not join his religion,” Assistant State’s Attorney Jim McKay said. “It didn’t matter if they were young or old, pregnant or not. He wanted them dead.” Larry also shot his 13-year-old nephew in the face, but the boy survived. When the man was arrested, he told officers Allah told him to kill his family, according to court records. According to a police report, he said, “I wish I had more bullets. I wish I had more bullets.”
April 30, 2011 – Rahim Abdul Alfetlawi, 46, shot his step-daughter in the head at point-blank range in Warren, Michigan, after she refused to strictly adhere to Muslim customs. The family claimed the motive was not religion.
Sept. 11, 2011 – Three Jewish men are discovered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with their throats slit from ear to ear and nearly decapitated. Authorities believed the murders were not random, and thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana were left at the scene. According to reports, authorities believe Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, both Muslims, may have been responsible for the triple homicide.
Jan. 15, 2012 – A Jordanian Muslim man, Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 57, gunned down Iranian medical student, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a friend of his daughter and a Christian convert who widely denounced Islam. He later killed his Christian son-in-law after his daughter married him without permission. Assistant Harris County District Attorney Tammy Thomas told a district judge, “He said, ‘I killed that b–ch, and you’re next. No one insults my honor as a Muslim and gets away with it.’”
Feb. 7, 2013 – Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, shot two Coptic Christians to death and beheaded them in Buena Vista, New Jersey. He also removed their hands before burying their bodies in the backyard of an abandoned house. Quran 8:12 states, “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!”
March 31, 2013 – Reshad Riddle walked into an Ashtabula, Ohio, church and fatally shot his father after an Easter service. After the shooting, witnesses say, walked through the church holding the gun and shouted that the slaughter was “the will of Allah. This is the will of God.”
April 15, 2013 – Muslim Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonate two pressure cooker bombs during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring an estimated 264 others. After the bombing, they killed an MIT policeman, stole an SUV and exchanged gunfire with police. Tamerlan was shot and his brother drove over him with the stolen SUV. Tamerlan was pronounced dead at the scene. After a manhunt, police found Dzhokhar hiding in a boat in a man’s backyard. Dzokhar has been sentenced to death.
Aug. 4, 2013 – A Muslim convert, Daymond Agnew, 34, went to an Ace Hardware store on a “mission from Allah to help people” before he fatally stabbed employee Daniel Joseph Stone 17 times.
March 6, 2014 – Registered sex offender James Cosby, 46, is accused of bludgeoning his lesbian daughter to death and shooting her lover in Port Bolivar, Texas. Police believe he then dumped the bodies near a ferry gate. In his bedroom, Cosby had the Quran open to a page that says homosexuality is a sin, family advocate Quanell X told KHOU-TV. “It’s quite unfortunate but he had a real, real warped understanding, in my opinion, of the religion of Islam and its position on the gay lifestyle and what one should do,” Quanell X said.
April 27, 2014 – A 30-year-old Muslim man, Ali Muhammad Brown, is accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle and a man in New Jersey. According to local reports, he told police the killings were “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. According to court documents, he said they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist.
Sept. 25, 2014 – Alton Nolen is accused of beheading a woman in Moore, Oklahoma. Co-workers reported that Nolen had been trying to convert them to Islam. Nolen reportedly used “some Arabic terms” during his attack and had an interest in beheadings. Nolen told a judge, “I’m Muslim. My question is, do you have any Muslims that can represent me as a Muslim?”
Dec. 20, 2014 – Muslim man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley brutally murdered two New York City police officers. Police believe Brinsley was seeking revenge for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police. Brinsley fled after the slaughter and eventually shot himself to death on a subway platform. Brinsley’s abandoned YouTube channel contained a video showing him heading to pray at Brooklyn’s Masjid At Taqwa, a mosque that has been linked to terrorist and anti-police activity.
Oct. 23, 2014 – 32-year-old Zale H. Thompson, who had recently converted to Islam attacked four New York City police officers with an 18-inch metal hatchet. The incident occurred on a crowded sidewalk in Queens. Thompson, was a frequent visitor of websites such as al-Shabaab and ISIS which promote Islamic terror.
Feb 14, 2015 –Two men in Detroit are stabbed by a Muslim who first verified that they were unbelievers.
May 3, 2015 – In Garland, Texas, Pamela Geller, along with her group the American Freedom Defense Initiative, hosted a “Draw Muhammad” event. Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi of Phoenix responded to a call to “avenge the prophet” and traveled to Garland, where they were shot and killed by a security guard after opening fire in an apparent attempt to get into the building. The guard was wounded in the attack. Islamic radicals have since called for Geller’s head, and vow to kill anyone who “blasphemes” Muhammad.
July 16, 2015 – Four U.S. Marines have been shot dead in an attack, reportedly by a lone Islamic gunman, on U.S. Navy facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said five people died in all, including the gunman. Two law enforcement sources told CBS News that the shooting suspect was identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24.
Nov 4, 2015 – A Mercedd student vowing to behead and ‘praise Allah’ stabs four others on campus.
Dec 2, 2015 – In San Bernardino, married couple Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 others in a killing spree at a company Christmas party.
Jan 7, 2016 – In Philadelphia, a man shoots a police officer three times ‘in the name of Islam’
Feb 11, 2016 – In Columbus, Ohio, Four people at a Christian-owned restaurant with an Israeli flag are slashed by a Muslim wielding a machete yelling ‘Allah Akbar.’
June 12, 2016 – In Orlando, Florida, an attack on a gay nightclub during ‘Latino’ night leaves 49 dead, 50 injured.
Barack Obama took office as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. This is a full and compete list of attacks on Islamics, Pakistanis, Arabs, or anyone likely to be mistaken for a Muslim by American citizens either on American soil or abroad, in the name of America:
2009 to 2016 – None.
That is, total Muslims killed by Americans for their religion: None. Total wounded: None. Total number of American conspiracies caught before perpetrating such an act by law enforcement: None.
The total of innocent Americans killed on American soul in the name of Islam is above 115 just during the seven years and a half of Mr. Obama’s presidency. The total number of victims abroad, American or otherwise, is immense, perhaps beyond calculation.
That's quite the list. For the 'religion of peace' as Dubya coined Islam, that body count lends itself to some questions about these folks, don't you think?
Infuriating to hear about your mom, LL. My 83 year old mother-in-law was also given the Full Enchilada by the TSA a few years ago. The TSA is chock full of useless morons. They don't have the common sense to pour piss out of a boot.
With directions on the heel.
Why aren't there laws against this?! Common sense laws against taking lives. Kill-free zones, where nobody can be killed. A mandatory waiting time before you kill somebody. This post could be titled – "Congress can save us, and if they don't, there will be blood on their hands!"
BTW – I flew out of Redmond airport in Oregon, a small airport with a big runway. The "TSA" people there were awesome, it was a like a step back in time, they were professional, efficient, and polite (even though my group had numerous violations, and improperly packed items). Then we flew to Newark…and the party was over.
Profiling is nothing more than exhibiting prudence. We've all seen incidences of TSA harassing little old ladies, people in wheelchairs, and 8 year old girls while a Muslim simply walks by them and gets on the plane. I take this so seriously that if I was going to have to get on a plane with a bunch of Muslim men – I wouldn't. Same reason I would never get out of my car at a convenience store surrounded by large groups of black men. It's just not prudent.
Your mother is gorgeous, BTW.
Regular Americans are being screwed with continually because we have to treat everyone the same. But everyone isn't causing problems. I think that the last American to hijack an airplane in the US was DB Cooper in 1971.
We need to stand up to the savages.
Gun-free zones are clearly not kill-free-zones.
Wherever citizens are empowered to defend themselves, the crime rate drops. Progs go insane and foam at the mouth at the stats.
Mother was a famous ballerina in the 50's and danced with American Ballet Theater and Sadler Wells in London.
But onto other things. I was at LAX going to Beijing, after the 9/11 attack. A Muslim was trying to buy a ticket at the China Airlines counter and they wouldn't sell one to him. I got a kick out of it.
He said, "I have a visa". They said, not to get on this airplane, you don't. You're a Muslim, which means you're trouble.
China has a history of trouble with Muslims in Western China who do the same thing that American Muslims do. Shocking….
Newark is a sewer in all respects. I know you work in that area and don't want to bad-mouth the citizens — but I don't know of anything nice to say about Newark.
I have family in Redmond. The demographic of Redmond and that of Newark couldn't be more different. I could have profiled that situation for you accurately. But so could anyone with a lick of sense.
The TSA people in places like Redmond are local people, they are courteous people, rational people, they're like your neighbors. They are NOT the product of the inner city hell that is Newark. And therein rests the problem.
Identity politics has reached critical levels of incompetency. Either it will implode, leaving the poor, defenseless leftists without a means of interpreting the world around them, or it will gain the full force of government and turn us into a fascist state.
In the meantime, picking on great grandmas has become the modern game of power hungry idiots.
We DO need to adopt the Israeli scheme. It works… And they carry pretty much all the time and everywhere. Anyone that has flown El Al can attest to 'their' version of TSA working and working well…
They used to be able to profile. Then of course political correctness began.
Sorry for what happened to your mother. More government incompetence.
My first thought was she reminds me a bit of Barbara Stanwyck.
Be safe and have a blessed week.
>83 year old mother-in-law
Of course. Not long after 9/11 (when they did "random" checks literally as you boarded the plane) I used to fly through MSP quite often, and apart from the Somali mess that is the Twin Cities, the region is full of squareheads, you betcha. So every flight some poor Scandinavian grandmother in a wheelchair, lined up for early boarding, would get pulled aside and extensively searched while bearded young men dressed in various degrees of kaboom-chic strolled past. I felt like printing up T-shirts saying "Odin Akbar!" for all those grandmas.
You make the point for profiling well. We should consider stopping the practice if statistics ever objectively support doing so. And perhaps if feminists would stop 'profiling' all men as rapists and leftists all whites as 'privileged.' And your mother is indeed a cutie.
Yeah, my neck of the woods the main options are Boston Logan (BOS, bringing you 50% of the 9/11 planes), TF Green in Providence (PVD) and Manchester, NH (MHT) in order of size. And order of shitty behavior. MHT's TSA are pleasant, professional, and seem efficient. Logan is in general rude, shambolic and inefficient. PVD is in between, but more MHT than BOS.
The only other large/smaller airport dyad I've experienced is Colorado Springs (quite good) vs Denver (not good).
Meant stopping the practice "ONLY if".
Religion of Peace. Who's peace?
If Trump doesn't win, I predict a national implosion during a Clinton regime. I don't know what will trigger it, I don't know what its full impact will be, but $30+ trillion will be unsustainable. Once that happens and people are scared, identity politics will go the way of the dodo bird.
The Israeli system works. But unfortunately, the current regime in power considers it Islamophobic.
It's easy to pick on an old white lady flying from Orange County John Wayne Airport home to Redding CA.
The Mooselims howl. The American people endure the crap and just get along. We need more howling and our own lobby, but that would be racist.
That's how they look at it. When the world is conquered and everyone worships the black meteorite in Mecca, there will be peace. Except the Mooselims don't trust their fellows, so not really.
These things are allowed to happen. It's not a conspiracy. It's gross incompetence.
Progs can profile whoever they want to.
It's the "vast right wing conspiracy" that they are at war with.
But LL, Islam is like Buddhism, only much more peaceful.
The savages will reap their reward. Let's hope that's sooner rather than later.
Islamic people find fulfillment in blowing up Buddhist monuments – the older and more venerated the better. They blow up everything, really. It's in their nature. Saturation bombing is a fitting end to them.
I consider them harassing your mother leagues more extreme than profiling. I suppose the argument against profiling is rooted in the idea of respecting each person… How about applying that to elderly women???
Idiots. I'm glad you got on their case.
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