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Practical issues of implementing Trump proposal - and the real issue

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

Submitted by Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA (Israel) (Israel), Dec 14, 2015 at 04:12

Practical issues:

1. Who ban? Include tourist, businessmen [if so - have to move all the international tradeshows etc.], students?

2. .How identify? Religion is not on passports and not in the info sent before flights.

The REAL concern: American security officials should be able to use fact someone Moslem as a consideration when screening and/or sifting through a mountain of information.

That doesn't mean that a white redneck packing an AK47 isn't suspicious, just that all other things being equal the fact that someone is a Moslem a priori makes them a higher probabiity suspect than the same person with the same details who is not a Moslem. .

It doesn't sound PC but I suspect that Trump is appealing to Americans who feel cannot afford the luxury today of handicapping the system by being PC.


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