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I'm astonished to learn that previously this wasn't necessary, not even for immigrants from countries riddled with support for jihad.

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Submitted by Anon (Israel), Aug 28, 2017 at 18:58

One would hope that in order to immigrate from a country like Egypt or Afghanistan the interviewer would need to be convinced the applicant is not a jihadist-sympathiser, rather than that he would be blocked from entering only if the interviwer is sure that he is a jihadist-sympathiser.

Thinking back to the Somali 'refugee' who came from Pakistan, whomever allowed his family to immigrate might not have been sure he supports jihadi terrorism but was that official adequately convinced he didn't support such terrorism? The same applies to the Pakistani jihadist at San Bernardino.

Could whomever allowed her to immigrate have truly said he's convinced she has no sympathies with jihadist (terrorist) groups?

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