Alex's Outlook

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi has been detained by the military for four counts of espionage, three counts of aiding the enemy, and a litany of other counts. Basically, the Army probably has strong evidence that al Halabi was aiding the suspected terrorists imprisoned in Guantanamo.

Al Halabi's arrest comes just on the heels of the arrest of Capt. James Yee, another Sunni Moslem based in Guantanamo. It also reminds one of the grenade-frag incident during the Iraq war, in which Sgt. Asan Akbar killed two commanding officers and wounded 13 others; it reminds me of the Maryland sniper, another Sunni Moslem soldier who vented his rage on Americans (civilians in his case).

Even though it would be politically incorrect, the U.S. military has to start profiling Sunni Moslems sometime soon, by either segregating the military by religion or by turning down Sunni Moslems outright. It already happened at a military base in Kuwait, but for some reason nobody raised a ruckus over it.


EDIT: John Allen Mohammed/Muhammad, the Maryland sniper, was not a Sunni; rather, he was a member of Nation of Islam, a marginal pseudo-Islamic sect.

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