Ahmed Rehab Discusses Racial Profiling on the John Williams Show

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“Racial profiling doesn’t work,” explains Ahmed Rehab. “Richard Reid (the ‘Shoe Bomber’) didn’t have a Middle Eastern sounding name. Al-Qaeda is perfectly capable of recruiting individuals that pass through our racial profiling criteria.”

“There are so many indicators in every instance of a potential bombing or an actual terror act that we always have knowledge of. The question is do we act upon it? Are we competent enough to be aware of that or not? In the case of the 19 hijackers of 9/11, we had files on every one of the 19. Condoleezza Rice had those files. Those files were not properly scrutinized. Its not for a lack of intelligence, its for a lack of acting on that intelligence in a timely manner.”