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Reader comment on item: Trump: You Should Ban Islamists, Not Muslims
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Submitted by WeMustResist (Australia), Dec 12, 2015 at 05:56

I read Daniel Pipes 2003 post finding moderate Muslims do you believe in modernity. It gives strength to my suspicion that we do not have an affordable test. As you admit the Government employees cannot be trusted to tell the difference between jihadis and "hypocrites". You also admit "pretence is a possibility" and it is clearly a very labor-intensive approach. It would have to be applied to every Muslim resident in the country because each one can change from peaceful to violent quite quickly. Can we afford a police state? It costs millions to monitor just one jihadi supect. How long can we keep up this hideous expense? Or do we give up the attempt to keep the peace? Instead we say it is too hard for governments to protect the people? But it is OK for the government to import people who want to kill us.? What should our priorities be? Which is the worse injustice? The injustice done to Muslim foreigners denied access to the USA or the injustices of jihad violence done to innocent people in the USA? I think government has no value if it does not try to protect the people. I hope Trump stops Muslim immigration.

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