I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
2. Nobody is claiming that all Muslim terrorists are of Arab descent, or all Muslims of Arab descent are terrorists. The comment was based on the physical description of the typical Muslim terrorist, most of which are overwhelmingly of Arab descent and have different physical features than most people of European descent, including a different tone of skin.
This notion that she was not specifically talking about Muslim terrorists, or that she was proclaiming all Muslim terrorist to be of Arab descent, is just ridiculous. Doing so is far worse than "moving the goalpost", it's a flat out untruth.
Did you watch the clip of that discussion? If so, how come you don't seem to know what she was specifically talking about, the statement that she was responding to and the point that she was making?
I don't see the statement as racist, per se, but I do see the issue a matter of practical reality.
Not factoring in race/skin color is stupidly naive. If you're searching for a specific person for a crime you want to make the apprehension of said suspect as quick and efficient as possible. That means knowing individual known characteristics and weeding out irrelevant characteristics. If a person is X color, they're X color. Suck it up and say so. Don't waste everyone's time looking for Y color.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Maybe you didn't realize it, but her statement was made in disagreement with some others on the panel who believe that a stronger, more well armed police presence on the ground might be able to prevent a future Muslim terrorist attack from happening. Her point was, that even if police had been on the ground in France the day of the attack, those guys spoke perfect French (no Arab accent) and their faces were covered, so they wouldn't have know whether or not they were of Arab descent, therefore wouldn't have been seen by them as possible Muslim terrorists because they didn't even fit the profile of the typical Muslim terrorist. aka "Some times bad guys (Muslim terrorists) don't look like bad guys" as Kennedy said prior to her statement.
Like I've said, her statement was worded poorly and definitely racially insensitive, but it was not racist. There was no hatred, intolerance or prejudice involved.