Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bombs go off in Europe, Ted Cruz tries to be an ISIS recruiter

I don't know why, after a terrorist attack occurs, politicians jump right in to suggest the stupidest least productive possible thing to do in response. (take it away, Ted Cruz):
We will do what we can to help them fight this scourge, and redouble our efforts to make sure it does not happen here. We need to immediately halt the flow of refugees from countries with a significant al Qaida or ISIS presence. We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.
Yes, because the best way to stop people from becoming radicalized is to assume they are prone to criminal behavior because of their religion and to make their neighborhoods feel like they are under a military occupation. Is there any non-idiot on the planet that would think this would do anything other than improve recruitment efforts of ISIS and other violent groups?

(via Memeorandum)