Most critical thinking common sense individuals would no doubt agree that profiling is a vital part of policing, especially when the perpetrators have been unanimously documented through indisputable data, as being committed disproportionately by one group.
Apparently the Japanese Supreme Court is composed of critical thinking and common sense judges who upheld the government’s contention that blanket surveillance of Muslims is a vital investigative tool in protecting Japan’s national security interests.
The initial lawsuit was brought by a group of Muslims, complaining that the Japanese government infringed on their constitutional rights, the 17 within the group were mostly from Middle Eastern and North African countries.
However the group did win a small victory when the court ruled that their privacy had been violated because of a leak when 114 police files of personal information became public knowledge.
The court focused on the actual leaking of police files which made it way on social media and throughout the internet, however as for law enforcement conducting surveillance within Mosques, Islamic organization, and of individuals the court upheld the governments national security interests citing the surveillance as a “necessary and inevitable” safeguard against Islamic terrorism”.
It would seem only logical that if a group worldwide commits a disproportionate number of crimes, that group be acknowledged, monitored, and those individuals within that group be profiled.
Do you think Japan is taking the right course of action towards surveillance of Muslims who may be potential terrorist?
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