I think we might see some backlash against the proposition that Muslims in the United States should pre-register with the Department of Homeland Security if they want to fly on a commercial aircraft. It is a bit ironic that it is coming from the head of Civil Rights for the DHS. And I would have thought that they would have spun this a little better. I'm not so sure that too many people will be comfortable with handing the DHS a completed "Passenger Identity Verification Form", including name, address, birth date, height, weight, eye and hair color, and attaching copies of three of the following documents: passport, visa, birth certificate, naturalization certificate, voter registration card, government identity card or military identity card. The more suspicious and cynical among us might think that law enforcement and intelligence folks may keep that information on hand and use it for other purposes. See: Homeland Security rights chief urges Muslim fliers to register (phillyBurbs.com) | New Jersey News.