Candidate Paul R. Nelson: airport security should look for turbaned men named Mohammed

Hey! He didn't call them "ragheads!"

by Jeff Petersen, WIXK

A Republican running in Wisconsin's Third Congressional District advocates racial profiling as a "no nonsense" security measure.

Paul R. Nelson suggests Muslim males ought to be singled out, by airport security. "Racial profiling is one way that we can cut down on security risks," said Nelson. Asked how to tell what a Muslim male looks like, Nelson said "well, you know, if he comes in wearing a turban and his name is Mohammed, that's a good start."
Nelson, of Woodville, is challenging incumbent Democrat Ron Kind of La Crosse in the western Wisconsin district.

Hear the audio@ Wisconsin Radio Network.

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