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Yes, the one's who pass this review that will never be used can still "turn" at any time

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in response to reader comment: Not so simple

Submitted by Mike Conlon (United States), Feb 8, 2016 at 18:47

Two big problems with "the deep Islamicist review" of Muslims. We can do something clear, like Trumps suspension. We will get bogged down in demagoguery, and will never pass into law a complex set of review questions, to include a polygraph.

Second, even if we do, we see that like Anon says about the 85% that pass, among them are an unknown number who seem fully accommodated to "the West", to Europe or America. Yet in a not unusual way for anyone of any culture, something draws them to study the background of their religion. This can be many things - a movie, a friend, an inspirational talk at a coffee house or Mosque. Some who travel this far in thier searching grow more deeply religious. Some of those who do, will grow in the Islamicist direction.

This "turn" from Westernized in full to Islamicist is unpredictable as to who, but predictable as to "will some turn?" That completely predictable answer is yes. Just as those who new the husband of the San Bernadino Islamicist mass murder couple, or those who knew the Islamicist Boston Bomber couple of young men before they went back to their "country they needed to flee as refugees" for a vacation. I am amazed that Mr. Pipes seems to not see this. In fact, to be sure, if you see this Mr. Pipes, could you explain why this is acceptable to you? I only ask because I have come to respect your views a great deal.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

  1. Polygraphs are just as needed for Trump's policy when you face the many sudden ex-Muslims.
  2. The same problem exists with banning Muslims; how do you know that the converts to Christianity are for real.

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