En fordom er en statistisk kendsgerning, der ikke er politisk korrekt. Er det ikke sådan, det er? Det er på sin vis, hvad Victor Davis Hansons artikel handler om. Og lidt til:
A Nation of Profilers
By Victor Davis Hanson
Profiling is considered among the worst of American sins.
Not long ago, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested by the Cambridge, Mass., police for trying to enter his own locked home after misplacing his key. Almost immediately, President Obama rushed to condemn what he thought was racial profiling. The police were acting “stupidly,” Obama concluded. He added: “There’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.”
Here is where the argument about an individual and the group turns nasty: Is using statistics on collective behavior a reasonable tool of law enforcement to anticipate the greater likelihood of a crime, or is it gratuitously stereotyping the innocent? Or sometimes both, depending on how it’s done?
Take the Arizona anti-illegal-immigration law. It gives police the right to ask for identification papers if they have reasonable cause to suspect that those questioned on a separate matter may be in the country illegally. In heated reaction to this new state law, we now hear everything from calls for a boycott of Arizona to allegations of Gestapo-like tactics.
Få det hele med, – klik in til Real Clear Politics HER.
Dette er et radiointerview fra 13. maj 2010, der er blevet uploaded som video i dag. Pamela Geller fra bloggen Atlas Shrugs gør det godt:
Listen to the debate between Pamela Geller and Michael Ghouse
Der er en underskriftsindsamling i gang. Man kan støtte den HER. Desuden har Pamela Geller en artikel i Human Events:
No 9/11 Mosque!
by Pamela Geller
The Community Board for New York City’s financial district last week unanimously approved the construction of a 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center right across from Ground Zero.
One might think that the Muslim community might be capable of some sensitivity, considering what a sensitive bunch they are about everything. Every time there is a jihad attack (which is happening with increasing frequency), they start wailing about Muslim sensitivities, and lecturing us about imaginary affronts and insults.
What could be more insulting and humiliating than a monster mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center buildings that were brought down by an Islamic jihad attack?
Reten finder man HER.
Også Diana West har en artikel om den moske, der helt uforståeligt skal bygges der, hvor World Trade Center stod engang. Ikke mærkeligt, at amerikanerne er i oprør over det.
Do We Deserve a Mosque at Ground Zero?
Link til Townhall HER.
Udgivet maj 14, 2010
Antisemitisme, jødeforfølgelser , Asylsystemet, familiesammenføring, immigration , Censur , EU , Eurabia , Euro-Mediterranien og Barcelona-processen , Humanitærpopulister , Integrationsvægring , Islamisering af Vesten , Islamister , Islamkritikere - internationale , Videoer - interessante , Ytringsfrihed
Jubii! Og dog. Man er dybt chokeret over, hvad Bat Ye’or kan fremlægge. Desuden en video med Declan Ganley ligeledes fra Vienna Forum 8. maj 2010:
Declan Ganley on the state of the European Union
Declan Ganley, known from the Irish Lisbon Treaty referendums and from Libertas, assesses the state of the European Union, the Euro, and what needs to be done today (next week at latest) to preserve and reform the system into a potentially stable one.
Note: posten opdateret 8. august 2010.