The Washington Post yesterday ran a front page article discussing renewed concerns over racial profiling in the British Muslim community following the tragic death of a Brazillian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, that police mistakenly suspected of terrorist association and who was first described as a "South Asian" man by the press.
The concerns can be best summed up by a Muslim man who was quoted as saying, "I am a young Asian man with a beard and a rucksack on my back and I'm thinking, am I going to be the next target?"
The article also noted that even a South Asian police officer felt "queasy" when two of his fellow police officers spotted him.
The article also examines the expansiveness of the 'universe of suspicious people', as Jamaicans and blacks are concerned about being profiled.
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