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Homeland Security training video portrays all "terrorists" as white, middle class males
Jihadwatch ^ | 7-22-11

Posted on 07/22/2011 4:55:48 AM PDT by SJackson

If you see something silly, say something: Homeland Security training video portrays all "terrorists" as white, middle class males

Don't they know stereotyping causes alienation, and alienation and poor self-esteem lead to radicalization? Now these poor men are going to have to deal with those additional radicalized Misunderstanders of Middle America and worry about backlash because of their portrayal in this video! And this is going to damage our standing with middle-class white guys abroad in nations that are our Friends and Allies, and create even more terrorists.

Of course, the intention seems obvious. But by bending over so far backward to show they aren't singling out any other group, they appear to have created a study in absurdity. As James Thurber once cautioned, "You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward."

"Who does Homeland Security thinks poses the greatest risk? Video portrays white middle-class as the most likely terrorists," from the Daily Mail, July 22:

A video released by the Department of Homeland Security urging people to report anything suspicious has caused outrage by characterising white middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists. The promotional video is part of Homeland Security's $10million 'See Something, Say Something' programme as they believe it will help curb random acts of terrorism by individuals.

But the controversial video has angered some Americans due to the fact all the actors who play the would-be terrorists in the video are white, and the people who report them are either black, Asian or Arab. What would happen - it is asked - if it was the other way about?

Lawsuits. Oodles and oodles of lawsuits.

The ten-minute clip shows a number of scenarios in which different behaviours which could be characterised as terrorism are played out.

These include - wearing a hooded top, driving vans, opposing surveillance footage, using a video camera, talking to police officers and recording something on your smartphone, among others.

The voice over urges viewers not to consider a person's race when making a decision on whether or not they are a terrorist. [...]

DHS has confirmed the video is theirs but adamantly deny there are any racial or politically correct overtones to it.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 4:55:52 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
This Marxist government is a joke.

They are striving for the destruction of the USA.

Fight them at every opportunity.

2 posted on 07/22/2011 5:00:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: SJackson

3 posted on 07/22/2011 5:00:54 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: SJackson

Alternate explanation: “White male” = Western Civilization = capitalism = scapegoat for the left


4 posted on 07/22/2011 5:01:05 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SJackson
“Don't they know stereotyping causes alienation, and alienation and poor self-esteem lead to radicalization?”

This would be funnier if it wasn't such an accurate portrait of how the egghead left thinks.

5 posted on 07/22/2011 5:01:12 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SJackson

> Homeland Security training video portrays all “terrorists”
> as white, middle class males

They forgot Christian.

White, middle-class, Christian males.


6 posted on 07/22/2011 5:02:50 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SJackson
I understand the point. This administration has far more to fear from WHAM’s (see tagline) and pols like Sarah and Michele than from Muslim terrorists or Black radicals.
7 posted on 07/22/2011 5:03:36 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (White Hetero Able Male (WHAM) a.k.a. NOT Holder's people)
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To: blam

> This Marxist government is a joke.

And not a funny one either.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 5:03:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SJackson

watch out! they’ll smuggle stuff on planes in loaves of Wonderbread®!


9 posted on 07/22/2011 5:04:10 AM PDT by Puddleglum (dance with the horse that brung ya)
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To: SJackson
Everyone knows those darn Amish are the biggest threat around.
10 posted on 07/22/2011 5:04:37 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Don’t forget little old ladies who have adult diapers on


11 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:00 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: SJackson

show me the video


12 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SJackson

OOH but —but that guy that was killed for bombing the Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a white guy—wasn’t he? Yeah and where was this never caught never was fin newton of the Right wing extremist mind that supposedly was seen -but like bigfoot never caught — where was the middle Eastern looking man? Why look at the poor guy now confined for life to a wheel chair.Major Hasan was trained by old white guys in the Army wasn’t he? See, See I know how to talk like a left wing-nut Of course Homeland security used middle class white guys as terrorists anything else would bring a lawsuit from Jesse Jack sonss Rianblow co-alition.
Or the Naalcp.OR Abraham Foxman and the Jewish ACLU.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:36 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: SJackson

I thought the terrorists were 90 year old women in diapers.


14 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:52 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: SJackson

Well, good morning to you, too, DHS, DOJblogsquad.

Welcome to the Real World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcEoUlHtxz4


15 posted on 07/22/2011 5:05:52 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SJackson

isn’t this racial profiling?


16 posted on 07/22/2011 5:06:21 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: shadeaud
Yep, great comment.
17 posted on 07/22/2011 5:08:12 AM PDT by Mark was here (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: SJackson
"Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date... nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest {parchment meant to be erased repeatedly}, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."

- George Orwell, 1984

18 posted on 07/22/2011 5:08:23 AM PDT by drpix
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To: SJackson

They keep this sh*t up, and they’ll end up being right.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 5:08:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: SJackson

Hmmm...I would have suspect elderly Amish women as the culprits. Handicapped ones too.


20 posted on 07/22/2011 5:10:07 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: SJackson

Idiots. And ironically is of no use to a trainee who needs to distinguish
one Arab from another. An Arab guy may be harmless but because the agent is given no information about what is normal cultural behavior and what is not, he will not know when to take someone aside and when not to. And if his gut tells him that some Arab passanger ought to be stopped, he probably fells the needalso to stop some white grandmother just to cover himself.


21 posted on 07/22/2011 5:13:21 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Westbrook

HHS forgot to mention veterans as terrorists.....Janet early on in her reign of terror, pointed them out.


22 posted on 07/22/2011 5:14:22 AM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: SJackson

You forget that White Middle Class Christians are the only ones that can be attacked without causing a problem.

We don’t amount to squat.

For the last 40 years white middle class men have been under attack. They have take our jobs, our pride in our race has been called racist. For some reason we are called number two males on our driver’s licenses.


23 posted on 07/22/2011 5:16:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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24 posted on 07/22/2011 5:18:19 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: SJackson

I went to a J.C. Garand shoot last month. The president of the guns club was a match organizer. He said that at the last meeting of the officers of the club, an FBI agent showed up to make a presentation. It was for the gun club to be on the lookout for terrorists who want to overthrow the government.

The presentation said that the likely terrorists were old, white, Christian guys (usually with gray or white beards) who don’t like to pay taxes. When the president asked if someone shouted “Allah Akbar” just before shooting, would that be suspicious, the FBI agent refused to answer.

True story. We are all screwed.


25 posted on 07/22/2011 5:20:22 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: SJackson

White, middle class males? Racism! Racial profiling! Where’s the media outrage?


26 posted on 07/22/2011 5:20:28 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: SJackson

Probably some of the same actors who star in all those burglar alarm TV ads.


27 posted on 07/22/2011 5:21:16 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SJackson

The last socially acceptable punching bag...


28 posted on 07/22/2011 5:22:52 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SJackson.
Don't they know stereotyping causes alienation, and alienation and poor self-esteem lead to radicalization?
When there's no more recourse to law, there is only recourse to lawlessness.


29 posted on 07/22/2011 5:27:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SJackson

Constitutional Government...their biggest fear....


30 posted on 07/22/2011 5:28:26 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Puddleglum
watch out! they’ll smuggle stuff on planes in loaves of Wonderbread®!

Yeah, but you gotta watch out for those Minnesota Lutherans smuggling in the lutefisk! :-)

31 posted on 07/22/2011 5:31:06 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SJackson

I’m surprised they didn’t depict ninety year old ladies concealing weapons in their walkers, babies with explosive filled diapers or five year olds trying to hijack a plane as these seem to be targets for TSA scrutiny.


32 posted on 07/22/2011 5:31:23 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: JoanneSD

> HHS forgot to mention veterans as terrorists.

Yes, of course. Sorry I forgot to point that out.

The 0bamao regime is the enemy of our Constitution and of the American people who don’t fit their profile of what they want America to look like.

They are racist, totalitarian, collectivist-statist, MARXISTS, and, as such, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE.

0bamao does not even qualify as a Domestic Enemy, since he was at least raise, if not born, in a foreign land.

He is as anti-American as Osama bin Laden was.


33 posted on 07/22/2011 5:33:21 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: SJackson

34 posted on 07/22/2011 5:34:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: SJackson
DHS has confirmed the video is theirs but adamantly deny there are any racial or politically correct overtones to it.

What's scary is, they think they're telling the truth.

35 posted on 07/22/2011 5:36:39 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113
Homeland Security training video portrays all "terrorists" as white, middle class males

Yeah! Everyone knows they are light-skinned privileged class males. (Of course they are also wild-eyed murdering moslems)

36 posted on 07/22/2011 5:41:53 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( I love the smell of burning Hope & Change in the morning.)
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To: SJackson

Of course they would portray white, middle class males as the enemy. It shows you who the powers to be are really afraid of. The DHS isn’t about internal security, they’re here for control.


37 posted on 07/22/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: SJackson

The Left always accuses its opponents of that which they themselves practice.

I’m getting tired of TSA terrorizing travelers.


38 posted on 07/22/2011 5:45:04 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Westbrook

Remember, Citizen...

nobama hates you, hates your family, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer.

Everything nobama does is intentional.

God help us all.


39 posted on 07/22/2011 5:45:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reducation Camp?)
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To: The Great RJ

A farmer sees a fox running off with one of his chickens so he trains his dog to hunt down rabbits.


40 posted on 07/22/2011 5:50:55 AM PDT by grasshopper2
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To: SJackson

Not only are the “terrorists” white males, all of the reporting citizens are, with one exception, very swarthy, Negro or Middle Eastern in appearance. This film is the ultimate piece of racist propaganda.


41 posted on 07/22/2011 5:52:56 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: jim_trent

I had a visit early last year from a fellow masquerading as a hospice nurse (my mother is on hospice care for Alzheimer’s). This guy was the biggest man that I ever ever seen for a short guy at 5’7” and 275 pounds, and probably less than 8% body fat. After he took care of mother, he joined us in the living room for an introduction, since we had never seen him before, and talked about the sport of “power lifting”, which I had excelled in up until about 20 years ago, hunting and other outdoor activities, and I showed him and old custom 6.5x55 that I had built(being careful to not cop to owning any other toys). After talking about his stint as a trainer in Ukraine, his training Brad Pitt for a movie role in London, and his try at the Foreign Legion, he just out of the blue asked me where he could meet some “militia types”.

I had red lights and sirens going off in my head so I told him that I didn’t advocate the overthrow of the government, and that he shouldn’t hang around with people that did. After he left, I googled his name which turned up photos of him in Ukraine, at the gangster’s home in London where the Brad Pitt training took place, and a bunch of other biographical stuff.

The regular nurse came the next day and said the hospice group did not know who this guy was, and that he disappeared the same day that he visited me.

I can only speculate, but the only activities that I engage in that could be remotely perceived as anti-government are my membership on this site, the past membership on a gun owners forum that originated in Norway, and a query sent to the NC Militia for information(oops). Oh, and I had my photo taken at a couple of “Tea Party” rallies in Charlotte, NC.

It would appear that the Feds already have a long list that they are working so be careful what you think.


42 posted on 07/22/2011 6:07:25 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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Dumbasses! Here's what your garden variety terrorist looks like. Second graders know this much!

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43 posted on 07/22/2011 6:12:48 AM PDT by skimbell
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This mudslime loving Marxist government of ours keeps poking, prodding, pushing us and one can only surmise they are attempting to provoke a response so they can say, “see we told you it was the white Christian males who are the real danger to this country”.

Well to the lesbian slut at DHS, yes I am your enemy. Keep pushing and poking you sexually dysfunctional piece of debris and you just might get the response you are looking for.

44 posted on 07/22/2011 6:14:55 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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That explains why big janet was running those “If you see something, say something” PSA’s at WalMart.

Go to the source.


45 posted on 07/22/2011 6:25:29 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Westbrook
The Dyke Strikes Yet Again


46 posted on 07/22/2011 6:41:41 AM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: All

According to the Home Security company television ads, all the home invasions are being done by white males...on single moms living in quarter million dollar homes in the ‘burbs.

And thus, the emasculation and denigration of the white male continues apace..

It’s sickening and infuriating in it’s blatant falseness...


47 posted on 07/22/2011 6:42:02 AM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: Big_Harry
he just out of the blue asked me where he could meet some “militia types”.

It's not just government agents out there. Regular people who get into some legal trouble may be told that the trouble could "go away" if they help the feds do stings on people they know. So the next guy to ask you where he can meet "militia types" could be a co-worker or an old buddy.

48 posted on 07/22/2011 6:56:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: SJackson

Was obviously scripted and made by holder’s people who have a strong kinship with mooselimbs the world over. C’mon, its their turn, we owes it to em, you know mofo.


49 posted on 07/22/2011 7:02:48 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: PapaBear3625

“So the next guy to ask you where he can meet “militia types” could be a co-worker or an old buddy.”

Being a young retired person (63), I am happy to report that there are no longer any “co-workers” to turn me in. The old buddy thing could be a concern so some discernment would certainly be in order if anyone from the past shows up out of the “clear blue” and wants to get chummy.

My wife and I harbor no illusions about where all of this is going. We just hope for a few relatively quiet years before the knock on the door comes late one evening.


50 posted on 07/22/2011 7:13:01 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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