Ask the pilot is a feature in Salon.com that shows the other side of the equation when it comes to profiling on airplanes. Certainly it is overly simplistic to think that profiling young Arab males would solve the problem. However, it is an easy way to get a leg up on things. We need to profile people based on behavior, appearance, destination, point of origin etc. It's police work, not put your blinders on and randomly screen every nth passenger. This isn't rocket science and I'm not the first person to come up with this stuff. Nonetheless, read the article above it will disabuse you of some preconceptions.

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