The FBI recently created a ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ad that a Congressman from Seattle claims is racist. The argument here being that, because there are actually two out of thirty two people on the Most Wanted Terrorists list that are not associated with Islam, and those two in particular were not included in the ad, it portrays an image that all terrorists are Muslim.
Dude. Two out of thirty two. That means roughly 94% of the terrorists on the most wanted list are indeed associated with Islam. It’s called percentages, bro. The odds of those two making the ad weren’t in your favor.
Are percentages racist?
Is reality racist?
Go take a look at the actual list…
Via the Daily Caller:
Always-unfiltered Rep. Jim McDermott penned a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday claiming a Joint Terrorism Task Force ‘Faces of Global Terrorism’ ad is racist.
McDermott, a Democrat from Washington state, voiced his “deep concern” about the ad, which shows mug shots of international terrorists, and asked the FBI chief to “reconsider publicizing” it.
According to McDermott, the “ad featuring sixteen photos of wanted terrorists is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling.”
McDermott continued, “Representing terrorists, however, from only one ethnic or religious group, promotes stereotypes and ignores other forms of extremism. The FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Terrorists List‘ includes individuals of other races and associated with other religions and causes, but their faces are missing from this campaign.”
We beg to differ. The list does not “encourage racial and religious profiling”. It encourages accuracy. Which is something you would hope for from an FBI terrorist watch list.
Of course, McDermott is a special breed of liberal loon. In 2001, he earned the nickname ‘Baghdad Jim McDermott‘ after taking a Saddam Hussein-sponsored trip to Iraq, in which he and his colleagues trashed America and our President just as our men and women were preparing for war.