I think if you're looking at people getting on an airplane and you have X amount of resources to get into it... You get at the targets, and not my wife... But when you hear that not all Middle Easterners or Muslims between the age of 20 and 35 are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims or Middle Easterners between the age of 20 and 35, that's by and large true.
(Inhofe neglected to clarify whether he believes Muslims constitute a "race," or an "ethnicity.")
In The Battle of Algiers, the FLN (Algeria's National Liberation Front) gets bombers through French security checkpoints by picking three light-skinned women, and decking them out in Western-style hair and makeup. While the more traditionally garbed pied noirs are being searched, they pass right through and bomb cafes.
Questions of the efficacy of racial profiling aside, Jim Inhofe is a racist who would create a second class of American citizens, also.