It doesn’t work, says this new report.
Police forces across Europe regularly use religious and ethnic stereotypes to target potential terrorists, but – according to the Open Society Justice Initiative – it leaves the public “less safe”
This writer says not only does the policy not work, it alienates whole communities.
Since the 9/11 attacks, the report argues, 32 per cent of British Muslims have reported to being discrminated against at airports.., German police have used preventative powers to conduct mass identity checks outside mosques , while businesses and Mosques in France and Italy have “targeted” Muslims.
In New York, a “stop and search” policy on the city’s subway system after the Twin Tower attacks caused anger among Muslims.
Tell us – or more precisely- Lindle on Europe Today if it’s happened to you. Do you welcome pressure against it ?