The idea may not be to the liking of many Americans, former CIA operative Wayne Simmons says, but it is time to start profiling at American mosques to fight the Islamic State (ISIS).
Appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto,"
Simmons said terrorists with training equal to his own are now living under the radar in the United States waiting for a signal to act.
"Without profiling, we are never going to be able to stop this the way we should," Simmons said.
He called the three men whose arrests
were announced Wednesday for trying to aid ISIS, "amateurs" because they announced their intentions online. Professionals won't be so clumsy, he said.
Simmons noted that the CIA even profiles its own agents "just to make sure they're not up to no good."
"I'm going to get hammered for saying this, but we need to do this to the mosques," he told Cavuto. "The mosques are the breeding ground. We know they are breeding grounds for terrorism, for fundraising."
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