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Joshua Oberholtzer Matthew F. Pierlott Intro to Ethics / PHI 180-08 11/22/2007 Response to Ethnic Mapping Recently the LAPD enacted a plan to map the Muslim communities across Los Angeles in order to identify Muslim extremist and potential terrorist. This plan has caused quite a controversy and we must look at both sides of the debate to get a clearer picture of what the issues are. On the one hand the Muslim community is offended, and for good reason, because of the similarities that this plan bears to racial profiling. However the plan could very easily detect radical Muslim extremist and help halt terrorist attempts. Like most things the intentions behind the plan are good natured but the motives are lost in the action. The plan to map the Muslim communities is not intended to target all Muslims it simply uses the Muslim faith as a starting point for its search. If you are trying to find something that you know you left in your house, you would use the house as a point to start looking. The same goes for the Muslim community it is simply a
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course PHI 180 taught by Professor Pierlott during the Fall '07 term at West Chester.

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