Sep 17 2014
Democrat Congressman Bernie Thompson (D-MS) said at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday that the “threat posed to the homeland by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has nothing to do with religion or culture and he rejects specific ethnic or religious profiling of would-be terrorists.”
CNS News “Violent extremism has no race, ethnicity, religion or culture, and there is no single profile or pathway for individuals who come to embrace violent extremism,” Thompson said. Thompson was referring to Donald Ray Morgan, 44, an American who was arrested on Aug. 2 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on a return flight to the United States from Germany. According to a federal affidavit, Morgan, a former Catholic who converted to Islam, was arrested on a federal firearms possession charge, according to an Aug. 11 report by USA Today.