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September 19, 2016 12:33 pm

In Wake of Minnesota, New York, New Jersey Terrorist Attacks, Trump Hails Israel for Profiling, Says US Law Enforcement ‘Afraid’ of Being Accused of Targeting Muslims

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

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Amidst the ongoing manhunt for the perpetrators of Saturday’s bomb attack in New York City, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday praised Israel’s “unbelievable job” of identifying potential terrorists through profiling, and claimed that US law enforcement agencies are “afraid to do anything” — even when they know who they are looking for — “because they don’t want to be accused” of targeting Muslims.

In a “Fox and Friends” telephone interview, Trump also said that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama “don’t want to say ‘radical Islam;’ they don’t want to talk about radical Islamic terrorism.”

This was not the first time Trump cited Israeli methods as a model for emulation. In June, as reported by The Algemeiner, he told CBS’ “Face the Nation” program: “I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country…You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully.”

Following that statement by Trump, a top Israeli government official characterized profiling as a necessary security measure.

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Speaking with foreign journalists, Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, a veteran member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, said security agencies must “build a profile of characteristics as to where the danger comes from and locate it.”

“It is not the whole population, but sometimes when there is a specific form of terrorism, you can seek out Islamic terrorism only among Muslims,” Katz said.

On Saturday evening, 29 people were wounded when a bomb went off on a street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Earlier the same day, an explosion ripped through a garbage can near a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey.

And on Sunday, five pipe bombs were discovered near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. On Monday morning, a naturalized American of Afghani descent — 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami — was arrested by police in Linden, New Jersey, in connection with the bombs.

Meanwhile, ISIS claimed responsibility for the mass stabbing attack at a mall in Minnesota on Saturday, in which nine people were wounded. The attacker — 22-year-old Somali Dahir A. Adan — was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer.

On Sunday, an international security consultant and political risk analyst told The Algemeiner that lone-wolf Islamist terrorists around the world — including in the US — were drawing inspiration from Palestinian attacks against Israelis.

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  • Peter Joffe

    Why not profile Muslims? Muslims profile Jews and Infidels and they are not accused infedelphobia.? If there is going to be a terrorist attack it will be by a Muslim so lets know who they are before they strike. For us it is not a phobia about Muslims! It is a clear and present danger and fear that Muslims hate us and want to kill us.

    • Shinku

      It is not paranoia when you know they are out to kill you.

  • allioops

    do not be fooled by this anti-semantic Drumpf (relatives supported Hitler) evil egomaniac. He is a user. and has no respect for Israel. Only trying to get Jewish votes. Targeting would not work in the U.S.A. We have too many people living here that are from many, many different races, mixes of races, and faiths. There is no comparison to Israel. Israel is doing the correct ting for Israel.

    • C.R.

      You are an ignorant fool. Profiling works fine in America. This is a simple profiling issue–do not allow any Islamic immigration into America–and deport those who are here. Sharia Muslims–are of no value to any nation.

      • C.R.

        Donald Trump–is not an anti-Semite. Whereas Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are anti-Semites–who are directly tied to the Nazi Muslim Brotherhood.

    • FredS

      you need to read up on your facts. His daughter is married to an orthodox jew who helps run Trumps campaign. Your friend killery on the otherhand sides with blumenthal,a jew who is quite anti-semitic,anti-Israel and proBDSer. And yes,with obama at the helm there is absolutely no comparison with Israel

      • Shinku

        Killery is also allegedly having a lesbian relationship with a woman that has ties to the Muslim brotherhood.. LOL.

  • Israel doesn’t need approval from the likes of Trump. What Isreal does to protect it’s people is not the same as Trump is suggesting for us in the US. Better we should NOT emulate this lying, thieving, dishonest person!

  • Not for nuthin’ do they call us “a light unto the nations”. Sorry folks, but I decide about two weeks ago, the Donald, warts and all, I forgive him his trespasses – he’s getting my vote. Th Dems can continue to pander to the anti-Israel left – we’re gonna leave’m all in the dust. Make Israel a treasured American ally again.

  • Yadja

    O stopped everything our agencies did to protect us. He has scrubbed the records of over 800 Muslims on the FBI list. He stopped the investigations of 1000 ISIS across America by FBI. He has brought hundreds of thousands of men from the worst countries in and continues to do so promising another 110,000 in 2017 when he is out of office. On and on it goes and we know it never stops under Obama or Hellary. One would believe our leaders want to kill us.