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That is What Trump Meant

Reader comment on item: Trump: You Should Ban Islamists, Not Muslims

Submitted by Barry Black (United States), Dec 11, 2015 at 15:56

When it comes to understanding Islamic fundamentalism, Trump is not the sharpest tool in the shed and, it appears, nor is Obama and his close advisors. When Trump said he would ban all Muslims from entering the US, he really meant Islamists. The trick is separating the two. I would like to know who, from Homeland Security, interviewed Tashfeen Malik and what questions were asked?

Having a one-on-one sit down will not work unless the interviewer is a trained psychologist and that's not going to happen. The next best thing is a psychologically based questionnaire with multiple trick questions that can easily scope out someone with extremist views.

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