Regarding profiling of Yemenis by Dutch authorities last week

Events in which Dutch law enforcement detained, then released, two Yemeni men on suspicion of terrorism are an example of how ethnic and religious profiling does not work, wastes resources and humiliates people.

American Muslims have the right to travel to Yemen or any other Muslim country where travel is legal without being viewed as potential terrorists. Raising suspicions about the normal travels of any ethnic or religious group back to their ancestral land is not only counterproductive but a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Dawud Walid

Executive director

Council on American-Islamic

Relations — Michigan (CAIR-MI)

Read more: Is it really bigotry? | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20100907/OPINION04/9070304#ixzz0yphmZug6

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