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Reader comment on item: Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting

Submitted by Gamaliel (United States), Jan 30, 2017 at 18:20

Daniel Pipes wrote that "Islamists are hardly the only ones who demand Israel's elimination and accept Hamas and Hezbollah as legitimate political actors – or believe the Bush administration carried out the 9/11 attacks or hate the United States." He argued that those questions shouldn't be used for that reason. Yet the people who share those views are dangerous as well we should keep them out also.

The problem with questions is it isn't that hard to figure out which questions will get you into the U.S.. Just express love for all faiths and for America and you'll get in. Just say you don't have a facebook account. The way to find out what people really think is to listen when they don't think you are listening i.e. spy on them. You have to be able to do that before they come to the U.S..

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Perhaps one wants to keep out everyone with those views; but my goal here is just to smoke out Islamists, and for that those other questions are not particularly helpful.

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