Open Thread: Janet Napolitano Says Terrorist Profiling Is 'Not Using Good Logic'

June 9th, 2011 10:39 AM

According to Janet Napolitano, concentrating terrorist screening efforts on young Muslim men is "not using good logic."

Her response came after a reporter in the audience asked, "Why wouldn't the Department focus more of its attention on the category of individuals that turned up most often as the suspect?"

Check out the video of Napolitano's response after the break, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

After the reporter makes a clear case for focusing more screening efforts on the most common profile of a terrorist, Napolitano panders that his argument uses no logic.

(video via The Blaze)

Napolitano retorts, "You've got to use actual intelligence that you receive...All you've given me is status, not a technique, a tactic, a behavior."

Of course, Al Qaeda is also aware of profiling and has tried to make a point of recruiting people who are not Arab-looking. Think blond hair, blue-eyed American Colleen LaRose (aka Jihad Jane), American and Al Qaeda senior operative Adam Pearlman, or American and Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh.

With more and more complaints piling on the TSA over their choice screenings of harmless babies and grandmas, do you think there will be any changes made in airport security? What are your thoughts on using profiling to find suspected terrorists?