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Fox News Guest: "If You Are an 18 to 28-Year-Old Muslim Man Then You Should Be Strip Searched"

On Fox News, retired Lt. General Tom McInerney said the U.S. needs to "be very serious and harsh about the profiling" but denied he supports racial profiling.
 
 
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As ThinkProgress has documented, the right-wing has responded to the failed Christmas day terrorist attack by calling for increased racial profiling of Muslims. On Fox News [Saturday], retired Lt. General Tom McInerney declared that the United States needs to "be very serious and harsh about the profiling." "If you are an 18 to 28-year-old Muslim man then you should be strip searched," said McInerney. "And if we don't do that, there's a very high probability we're going to lose an airliner." Watch it:

Matt Corley is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.