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

Submitted by Wallace Schwam (United States), Dec 12, 2015 at 10:13

Dan Pipes' advocates that we ban "Ismalist's" rather than "Muslim's". This won't work for an obvious reason. A person with Islamist convictions can easily hide their state of mind. In WWII, would it have been OK to let any number of Germans into the country as long as they testified that they were not Nazi's? Of course not. Only the most naive believe that fanatics would not lie in the furtherance of their cause. This is especially true in Islam where lying for the advancement of the Faith is officially approved.

Maybe a more diplomatic approach would be to ban all Middle Easterners (rather than "Muslim's") from entry except for special reasons on a case to case basis. That would permit diplomats, scholars etc. to continue their work relatively unimpeded. Why are we surprised that the Europeans take offence at Trump's remarks? Do we want to board Europe's "Ship of Fools"? Remember, misery loves company!

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