Remember that shoddy, xenophobic, anti-Muslim report we told you about last month? Let us jog your memory. Pursuant to the President’s Muslim Ban 2.0., the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are required to publish a semiannual analysis of terrorism-related activity in the United States. How’d they do? Well, the joint-DOJ/DHS report was submitted four months late, relied on questionable sources, misrepresented data, and arrived at unfounded conclusions. Or to put it more succinctly: they failed. Now, in what appears to be a competition for most inflammatory, another DHS report is making news. This week, Foreign Policy released a copy of a draft report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that has us running like its argument: in circles. The authors begin with the presumption that Sunni Muslims are an outsize threat to national security. Problematic presupposition in hand, they assess 25 terrorist incidents over the last 17 years in which the perpetrator was apparently driven by “radical Sunni Islamist militancy.” Given their confessed inability to draw any commonalities between the narrow pool of perpetrators and their path to violence, other than the fact they were lawful U.S. residents who happened to be Sunni Muslims, the authors conclude that our government should “continuously evaluate” Sunni Muslims in the U.S. (Do you think we’ve said “Sunni Muslims” enough? Draft report says it even more!). But why stop at Sunnis Muslims when we have all kinds of crime being committed by all sorts of people. Here’s a crazy stat: Did you know that 100% of the crimes committed in America are committed by humans? Clearly, it’s time for life-long surveillance of everyone, 1984-style.

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