British police trying to prevent more suicide bombings must refrain from racial profiling when stopping and searching commuters, the country’s Home Office said Tuesday.
Decisions should be based on intelligence information, not on whether someone is of Muslim or Asian origin, Minister Hazel Blears said.
Some of Britain’s estimated 1.6 million Muslims feel they are being unfairly targeted for scrutiny after two attacks on London’s transit system in July. The government began meetings across the country with Muslim communities Tuesday to improve relations and address concerns of security, education and extremism.
“Picking people up just on the basis that they’re Muslim is never going to get the result you want,” Blears told the BBC.
Well, that depends on what result you really want: to find and neutralize Islamic terrorists or to further Britain’s collapse into dhimmitude.