And while the media immediately began to suggest that it was the work of Arab terrorists, an FBI profiler, Clinton Van Zandt, knew better.
He said that the perpetrator would be a white male, in his twenties, probably a military man and possibly a member of a fringe militia group.
He took note of the date of the attack, coinciding with the Waco tragedy two years before, and occurring on Patriot's Day, the anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Concord, which is revered by the militia movement.
He was right and that is how they were able to catch Tim McVeigh, who was already in custody over a traffic violation.
So had Van Zandt immediately gone to believing that the bombing was perpetrated by an Islamic terrorist, McVeigh may never have been caught, and who knows what his next target might have been.
G. J. Rancourt, a member of the Christian Heritage Party, and their candidate in London-Fanshawe, would have definitely missed the young white man. Because according to him when you picture "terrorist" you picture Islam and the Qur’an.
He wants to prevent Muslims from entering the country by demanding that all immigrants "pledge allegiance to Judeo-Christian values". Apparently it is a new party platform.
If these are Judeo-Christian values, than I think our country would be safer if we forced everyone to denounce those beliefs.
This man must not be given a platform to spew hatred.
Jeffrey Reitz, a political science professor specializing in immigration and multiculturalism policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs, believes that this is not a major problem, since it "is inconsistent with our traditions and values."
If that's the case, than why does our current government not allow photos of Muslims on immigration posters?
Among those who saw a pattern of discrimination in the actions of the [Harper] government was Gar Pardy, the former head of the consular services section of the foreign affairs department. Opposition MPs were suspicious as well. Charlie Angus, an NDP MP from Northern Ontario, said he was told by an immigration official of discriminatory practices by his department. The department would periodically post photos of newcomers on advertising displays to promote immigration. "They identified who gets in these photos in terms of what ethnic groups they were interested in," said Angus. But one group, he was told, was deliberately left out of the promotion materials. "They said, 'No Muslims.' This came down from government orders." (Harperland, Martin, Pg. 201)Tim McVeigh was a white male Christian who opposed gun control. Maybe that's the kind of person Rancourt should be targeting. But then I'm not sure he has that kind of access to our government.
So I guess he shouldn't be profiling anyone.