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Amendment Aims to Protect Terrorism Tipsters

Amendment Aims to Protect Terrorism Tipsters

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Last year, six Islamic leaders were removed from a U.S. Airways flight after fellow passengers reported them for suspicious behavior. The men have now sued the passengers who reported them. A new amendment to a homeland security bill promises to protect terrorism tipsters. Is the amendment common sense, or does it encourage racial profiling?

Patrick Yoest, homeland security reporter for the Congressional Quarterly

Rep. Steve Pearce, Congressman for New Mexico's 2nd District

Hussein Ibish, executive director of the Foundation for Arab-American Leadership

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