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@d3batesGreenfrom Massachusetts  answered…12mos

No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, Islamophobic, and incendiary and would provide ISIS with ammunition to accuse the U.S. of a conspiracy against Islam

@5QQ5MYTConstitutionfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

No, just an illusion to create fear among the people and to bring about their new world order by bringing in martial law as a facade to protect the people when they are actually stripping us of our rights...they are just using a twisted cult of a religion such as Islam to do it..

@5R27X4KRepublicanfrom Minnesota  answered…12mos

Yes until they actively and publicly show they are against these atrocities. Just think - if Jews or Christians were cutting off people's heads, raping children there would be an outcry against that behavior by their respective leaders and members. We don't see that condemnation by Muslim leaders.

@5QSH6FTDemocratfrom Iowa  answered…12mos

@5QLVBFLDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

All neighborhoods presenting a high probability of violence and crime should have increased patrols. The race and or religion makeup of those neighborhoods should not play a role

@5QZZF68Democratfrom Guam  answered…12mos

Conduct more SIGNIT and HUMIT activities while working together with Muslim leaders to properly educate the muslim population about Islam. Take a look at the Singaporean system e.g MUIS and ISD

@68ZTKYWDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

No, but ALL violent ideological adherents and associated organizations should be under surveillance. This includes some but not all interpretations of Islam and Christianity.

@5QZFK99Democratfrom Washington  answered…12mos

As one who is not blind to the fact that it isn't anyone but Muslims who are blowing themselves up and committing modern acts of terrorism I cannot deny I would feel safer if there was greater watch over Muslim communities. However, because so very few of all Muslims actually possess the propensity to commit such acts that I can't justify discriminating communities of Muslim Americans in such a way.

@5X5TJXWLibertarianfrom Washington  answered…12mos

We shouldn't even allow "Muslim neighborhoods", there should only be "American neighborhoods". Anyone who has demonstrated an unwillingness to adopt our culture should be expelled with great haste. Diversity is NOT our strength.

@5QLQQPLRepublicanfrom Illinois  answered…12mos

We should work with the Muslim community to identify potentially radically Muslims.

@5QM4P48Democratfrom Missouri  answered…12mos

No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary. However patrols should increase to improve relations in the Muslim community.

@5QQ422LLibertarianfrom Florida  answered…12mos

We need to include more Muslims into the fabric of society so they feel safe enough to tell us about potential threats.

@6BN2ZBBGreenfrom South Dakota  answered…12mos

No, government surveillance of muslim communities send a message to the public that muslims are collectively guilty for acts of terror. This leads to an increase of hate crimes against american muslims because it creates an "us vs. them" dichotomy. this Dichotomy also is counterproductive because it legitimizes the message of radical groups that "the United states is an enemy of islam" because this enemy creation works both ways.
Additionally there is no statistical evidence that proves any correlation with the teachings of islam and propensity to violence. In fact, the majority of terror attacks in the US are carried out by radical right wing groups such as the sovereign citizen movement. Therefore, focusing on muslim communities would divert finite resources from other, more effective means of counterterrorism.

@5R2V9QBRepublicanfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

no, just because a few Muslims have made bad choices doesn't mean they are all bad.

@5QVHXB2Greenfrom New York  answered…12mos

@5YKDWTFRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

Do you people even know the difference in a Muslim and a Wahhabi Muslim?

@5QMV5VJConstitutionfrom Michigan  answered…12mos

No, increase surveillance of all neighborhoods with a high crime rate.

@5QLVCDDConstitutionfrom Nebraska  answered…12mos

No, unless the authorities receive solid information to support such surveillance.

@5QMR6GDLibertarianfrom California  answered…12mos

No, we should not be allowing any government surveillance of private US citizens.

@5QMK94BLibertarianfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

Yes, but use surveillance agencies specializing in detecting radicalization or ideologically motivated crimes rather than local police departments

@5QV78YTRepublicanfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

If needed to show that Sharia Law does not apply in those neighborhoods

@5XSHF6SRepublicanfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Not until we find reports of Sharia Law being practiced in said neighborhoods.

@5QLL7GZDemocratfrom Maine  answered…12mos

Give the NSA an enhanced targeted budget to set up an anti terrorist unit. Knowledge is everything.

@5QM8Z32Republicanfrom New Mexico  answered…12mos

No, there are other ways that can help. This method has been proven to not work.

@5QMGZMTRepublicanfrom Ohio  answered…12mos

If I were Muslim, I'd welcome the increased protection--unless, of course, I were a terrorist.

@694V28ZRepublicanfrom Connecticut  answered…12mos

Since Islam is not a religion it should be banned and no Mosques allowed.

@5QSH5J5Constitutionfrom Idaho  answered…12mos

Genocide is the clear answer here. No need to increase surveillance if they're all dead.

@Lindsey-HerreraPeace and Freedom from Texas commented…8mos

@5YHN8KQRepublicanfrom California  answered…12mos

Yes, because Islam is a Hate Group and the Koran dictates hatred and murder of others just like Mein Kampf.

@5QLPCS6Republicanfrom Missouri  answered…12mos

Yes but not because they are Muslims...but because the unrest and destructive forces are mostly from the Muslim community.

@656HMZWDemocratfrom New York  answered…12mos

There should be a head Christian, *** and Muslim in the United States government to set an example of human decency and verbally make statements for that religion for the public's understanding of esch of these religions. Without communication the mission statement of any religion can be skewed to promote violence by criminally minded opportunists. Instead, raise bar centrally by having each large religion vote for a higher up we then direct our concerns to in our multi-ethnical country.

@5QXD6CMGreenfrom Maine  answered…12mos

Again-- asking such an imperial question- those who cast the quickest reply are doubtful the most considerate.
Certainly there should be vigilant consideration and factors should be considered which seem to increase the possibility of such occurring. Vilifying an entire religion premised that this is the only threat to the America people is asinine and foolish. It not only justifies those already angry folks who look for a scapegoat but creates a panic for those who are frightened. It causes hysteria. Causes panic. Eliminates long term thinking needed when processing critical consequence.

@5QLT9QDRepublicanfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

An increased police presence, not meaning surveillance. An increased police presence in the form of community officers gives the police a better idea of what is going on in a neighborhood. People begin to trust the officers and are more open to talking to them openly.

@5QMLSHFRepublicanfrom Rhode Island  answered…12mos

@5QMN5PPRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

The Muslim community should be encouraged to monitor within themselves for behaviors that may be signs of extremism

@5QTLC8PDemocratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

This is another extremely difficult question to answer. I would guess that 90% of all Muslims who enter the US are decent citizens with no desire to injure or otherwise damage people and places in this country--and the number of innocents may be even higher than that. The crux of the matter is that a few Muslims may enter the country with a specific mission to destroy, harm and otherwise wreck the peace and security of this nation. Thus, careful scrutiny of what may be fake passports must be maintained, and background checks carried out on those who would enter this country from Muslim locations--before they are permitted to enter.

@5QSR7Q4Republicanfrom Oregon  answered…12mos

Until the Muslims have cleaned up the own neighborhoods and mosques and have acculurated to American way of life. No Dearborn antics. Then the police are going to have to assist in monitoring their communities. Once they have taken responsibility for themselves like adult citizens and shown themselves to be trustworthy citizens as a group then the police will no longer need to monitor them. So the responsibility is on the Muslims to clean their own house or have big brother looking down their necks.

@5QMTN6YLibertarianfrom Texas  answered…12mos

Why are there "Muslim" neighborhoods? Police surveillance should be proportional to the degree of criminal activity in any neighborhood.

@5QLLTXRDemocratfrom California  answered…12mos

Only if said Muslim neighborhood has been having suspicious activity that qualifies it for increased surveillance

@5QPF53WRepublicanfrom Texas  answered…12mos

@5QMP6WVDemocratfrom Oklahoma  answered…12mos

@5QMHRVSConstitutionfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

No they should perform their jobs the same regardless of the race

@65B7K9TDemocratfrom Washington  answered…12mos

being a devout mainstream Muslim is not compatible with modern civilization. polygamy, the 5 daily prayer sessions, ramadan fasting, sharia law just don't fit in!

@5QMXKG5Democratfrom Texas  answered…12mos

Yes, If there is enough evidence that a particular neighborhood has been shown to have residents with extremist ideologies

@6557RXRSocialistfrom District of Columbia  answered…12mos

No, Muslims should increase self defense and resist police occupation

@5QQD8MLRepublicanfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

Neighborhoods with increased violence require increased surveillance no matter who lives there.

@657TCMZDemocratfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Yes, but only if their neighborhoods are proving suspect, or if they're showing legit higher crime rates. But it is incendiary and racist. It needs to stop. Perhaps cash-incentivizing Muslims to turn in fellow Muslim terror suspects.

@5VYM95ZRepublicanfrom Tennessee  answered…12mos

Yes. Islam is NOT a religion, it is a socio-political ideology masquerading as a religion. No problem at all banning it.

@5YLCFKZLibertarianfrom Texas  answered…12mos

Wider latitude for action by highly trained individuals. the average police officer has too low of an IQ to be trusted

@5R38F58Republicanfrom California  answered…12mos

No, But law enforcement should be allowed to criminally profile, not racially profile.


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