Jewish World Review July 12, 2002 / 3 Menachem-Av, 5762

Drs. Michael A. Glueck & Robert J. Cihak

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Anti-Profiling: A New Medically False Belief System | Lets use our G-d given senses and nerve(s) to "profile". If radical Islamic fundamentalists kill in the name of G-d don't we have the fundamental right to protect ourselves in the name of the same?

If the Supreme Being didn't want us to use our brains and 12 cranial nerves for survival he wouldn't have placed them so snugly in our skulls atop the rest of the body.

Somehow, by using the inflammatory word "profile", our internal critics use strange, sick, perverse, twisted, psychopathic and illogical reasoning to coerce us into believing that the Muslim Islamics deserve more rights to kill us than we should have to defend ourselves. They want to legally deprive you of your intuition, a word whose root tuere, means "to protect and defend."

Let us remind these local America haters that the body is assembled to use both offensive and defensive measures for survival. The 2nd cranial nerve allows us to see, the 3rd, 4th and 6th to rotate our eyes, the 8th to hear, the 1st to smell and others to touch, taste, move our tongues for speech, control our facial expressions and so on.

Even the ardent Political Correcters don't realize the term "profiling" is incorrect. Profiling by itself simply means sorting by obvious categories. That in itself is no more useful than pretending that everyone is a potential terrorist. What do we do, have separate lines for white, black, and scuzzy looking guys with dark beards? However, profiling in connection with other factors -- behavior, baggage, travel history, prison conversion to Islam -- is essential.

Animals, such as sheep, that don't spend lots of time wondering whether they're worthy of survival, tend not to. Those "sheep" who consider that wolves are people too have similar survival problems; they make it easy for "wolves".

We are not talking about rounding up those of any particular group or religion merely for the sake of roundup. But those here illegally, who are citizens of hostile countries and want to kill us, should be detained or sent back In the case of the recent LAX Egyptian killer, H. Mohamed H., the IRS wanted him deported in 1996 but his wife won them a spot in the "immigration lottery." As a result and in contrast the two families of the beloved father and daughter won the "death lottery."

Might not the neighbors of the Egyptian shooter have noted with their eyes that he looked angry, with their ears he never spoke, with their sense of touch he never shook their hands and that he never used his cranial nerves to smile. Shouldn't they have communicated via speech there was a problem lurking in them Irvine hills?

When shoe bomber, Richard Reid, gently tippy-toed onto the plane in France, the security forces and passengers must have feigned deafness, dumbness, and blindness. Was there a sign "No use of the senses and cranial nerves allowed here?"

Would those deep in the dung of political correctness dare tell jungle animals dependent on their instincts not to use them? "Sorry Mr. Deer, you can't run from Mr. Lion until you read him his rights and interview him with his lawyer lion(lyin) present."

Law enforcement is generally supposed to be passive, i.e., wait for a crime to happen or be clearly imminent. With a few exceptions -- gangs, organized crime, sting operations -- they're not supposed to actively go after people. Success is measured by clear criteria: cases solved, arrests made, indictments and guilty verdicts returned.

However, when you use police in national security and counter-terrorist work, success is measured by what doesn't happen - a difficult metric measurement. Police should detain people knowing that they may never get indictments, for the sake of busting up cells or preventing probable attacks. When the ACLU raves a thousand arrests but no indictments, they're using the wrong ruler as usual.

One of the characteristics of dictatorial and totalitarian regimes is that people are required to pretend that they don't know things going on right out in the open. Why are our lefties demanding that we pretend we don't know we've been targeted by Islamics? Don't you love the recent newspaper headlines -- "Egyptian Muslim attacks Israeli ticket counter -- motives unknown." These lefties have beliefs as strong - and as false - as the Fundamental Islamics. We have allowed political correctness to take precedence over our basic instincts andfundamental right to life.

We don't want the words, "Martyred defending the rights of fundamentalist murderers," on our tombstones. Enough politically correct "brain-nerve-deadness" already. The anti-profiling fashion vogue is not only a dangerous strategy but is inconsistent with the laws of medicine, mother nature and survival.

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Michael Arnold Glueck, M.D., of Newport Beach, Calif., writes on medical, legal, disability and mental health reform. Robert J. Cihak, M.D., of Aberdeen, Wash., is president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Both JWR contributors are Harvard trained diagnostic radiologists who write numerous commentaries and articles for newspapers, newsletters, magazines and journals nationally and internationally. Comment by clicking here.


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