Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism.

Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and a vice president at a technology company. His wife was born and raised in Orange County, and they have three children. Why, he wondered, do his family and others like his even figure into the conversation?

“Day in and day out we’re trying to build a community, saying you’re part and parcel of the American fabric. You are an American citizen. I raise my girls and say they have the same rights as others,” Mohiuddin said. “The fact is, when you’re going to come present a program and say it’s specially geared to prevent growing extremism in the Muslim community, you’re by default saying my community is more predisposed to extremism. It sets people off”…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Then stop being a muslim and all feelings of unease will melt away.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    According to Islamic belief, Muslims being the frequent and usual targets of anti-terrorism efforts is all part of Allah’s (subhanahu wa’a ta’blahblah) pre-ordained plan for mankind, Muslims included.

    So, to those bothered Muslims I say …….’Masha’allah!!’