There is a group of over three million people. A tiny sliver have dangerous beliefs. A few, far less than one hundred, are planning violent acts. Of course I am talking about Islamic Americans and would be terrorists.
It is extraordinary difficult to find a lone
wolf terrorist. Law enforcement must depend on people reporting suspicious behavior. It is very important that they have the cooperation of the Islamic community.
We are seeing two very different approaches toward that community. One side believed in political correctness. People should bend over backwards to avoid giving offense. Accusations of bias should be avoided at all costs. The other side takes an antagonistic attitude. Some have no problem taking away people's constitutional rights based on their religion.
Not only are both approaches wrong, they are dangerously wrong and increase the likelihood of future attacks. One thing Orlando, San Bernadino and Fort Hood have in common is that people
didn't act because they didn't want to to be seen as biased. Trump's approach
makes it less likely that future suspicious activity will be reported. It also gives ammunition to those who are recruiting potential terrorists.
Clinton and Trump are not only deeply flawed candidates but some of their ideas are also deeply flawed as well.