With record speed, Mayor Bloomberg jumped through the we-will-not-racially-profile-Muslims hoop. Giving politically correct instructions, he said that New York City will not tolerate any bias or backlash against Muslim New Yorkers following the arrest of a U.S. citizen from Pakistan in the Times Square car bombing attempt. And just so you will sleep better at night, Bloomberg added that there are "a few bad apples among any groups."
Let's take a walk down memory lane to remember what a few of these "bad apples" have done to Americans.
Wheelchair bound American murdered and thrown overboard cruise ship by bad apples
Bad apple Palestinian teacher open's fire on observation deck of the Empire State Building
3 Americans kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq by bad apples
19 American troops killed in Khobar Towers bombing by bad apples
241 American troops killed in Lebanon barracks bombing by bad apples
4 American businessmen killed in Pakistan by bad apples
American journalist kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan by bad apples
2 agents killed and three others wounded when a Pakistani bad apple opened fire on CIA employees
4 Americans killed by remote-controlled bad apple bomb in cafeteria of Jerusalem Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus
6 killed when bad apple van bomb explodes in an underground parking garage below the World Trade Center
12 year-old & 16 year-old Americans injured by bad apple female suicide bomber in downtown Jerusalem
2 U.S. diplomats in Pakistan killed by bad apples armed with AK-47 assault rifles
American woman killed by bad apple suicide bomber in Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem
14 year-old American and his friend stoned to death by bad apples in Israel
2,740 Americans killed during 9/11 bad apples attacks
Father and 13 year-old daughter killed in Mubai bad apples attacks
Sadly, the list could go on and on. But at least you get the idea of how much damage "a few bad apples among any groups" can do. Especially when said group consists of over 1 billion apples.