Joe Walsh: Profile "young Muslim men"

"When it comes to immigration, we need to begin profiling who our enemy is in this war," he said

Jillian Rayfield
April 23, 2013 5:11PM (UTC)

Former Rep. Joe Walsh, a Republican from Illinois, argued that in the wake of the Boston bombings law enforcement should use racial profiling to target "young Muslim men" -- and make that part of the immigration process.

"We're at war, and this country got a stark reminder last week again that we're at war," Walsh said on MSNBC. "And not only should we take a pause, when it comes to our immigration, we need to begin profiling who our enemy is in this war: young Muslim men."


He continued: "You know, there's also a piece of this legislation that bans our law enforcement officials of profiling. We need to profile even when it comes to our immigration policy." Walsh added: "These two guys weren't just losers. They were part of radical Islam. They were radicalized."

Watch, via TPM:

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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