This commentary first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Originally published as the cover piece for the Insight commentary section in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle, this op-ed by Eric Siegel points out that, although many believe banning or monitoring Muslims would keep us safer, religious screening compromises the advancements in security we stand to gain from the latest in data science. Click here for additional articles by Eric Siegel on analytics and social justice. Because some Muslims want to harm Americans, wouldn’t banning or monitoring Muslims keep us safer? This question burns as a white-hot national controversy. Even
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