For many years now, there has been an attack formulated by violent extremists(5) that is intensely directed at its counterpart, Western society. However, with the amount of forced political correctness, some of the recent debate(1) now comes in the form of profiling.
The United States has been at the forefront of the fight, with special attention over the last few years, in which it has been faced by a multi-front war in Afghanistan and Iraq. But, it is the fight against the ideology of Western societies – the United States and its allies – that has brought more people to be alert.
In this war on Western beliefs, it has lead the political administrations, past and present, to place an undue stress of political correctness upon the people. People have been pressured to not profile others for the simple fear that it may hurt their feelings. However, it isn’t feelings that are being hurt, it is lives. Lives have been lost, and the outlook is pointing towards more lives being lost.
The enemy will attack again.(2) There is no secret about that. Hundreds of militant extremists are planning more attacks. It is their wish to disempower the United States and to remove their presence from Iraq, Afghanistan and other Muslim regions.(5)
Now, with an enemy warning to be ready for more attacks, it is certain that the people should be on alert. So alert that it would cause individuals to profile others – the act of suspecting or targeting a person on the basis of observed behavior.(3)
Profiling individuals that are displaying a strange sense of behavior, Muslim or not, is not a bad thing. Especially if it saves lives. Not just American lives, but lives all throughout the world. Terrorists these days are attacking the fundamentals of Western culture and they are doing it without regard to political correctness or being bothered by the simpleness of profiling.
In what seems to be a world apart, there are nations(4) that are housing the educational facilities for the ideological subversion of the radicals that are transforming others into radicals who carry out the missions. One of the ideals that is taught at these “universities” is how to profile and how to pick out the most unsuspecting time to attack. An enemy that profiles is not worried about being politically correct or even being worried about being profiled.
So, the question arises; if the enemy isn’t worried about being profiled, then why should people worry about profiling, enemy or not? They are an enemy force who does not care. They don’t care about anything but converting individuals to their side and carry out their missions. That is the sole purpose of al-Qaeda: to educate and guide young Muslims to wage jihad against all infidels and to the establishment of an Islamic “rapid reaction force” whose purpose is to channel the energies of the Afghan mujahideen into fighting on behalf of repressed Muslims worldwide.
The ideology of their movement is to thwart the globalization of the increasing Western influence. It is their belief:
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.(6)
The Qu’ran, the basis of their ideology, is an instructive means for the Islamic society. It promotes a permanent struggle against non-Muslims until they are either converted or killed. It is an “us against them”(5) war of ideologies.