the land is also the biggest fly in the ointment. The Arabs should be treated equally...it is after all, only fair. You are very correct...making good a bad by visiting bad on another group is not good....it's just more bad...leading only to more bad and potentially disastrous bad... yeah, I actually wrote that with intent. I think we've been headed in that direction for quite some time.
The counter-measures are necessary because the moral implications are completely out of control i.e. bad