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Submitted by Mars (United States), Feb 1, 2017 at 12:39

If these questions were asked of ultra-orthodox Jewish communities in this country (who hold many of the same kinds of thinking in relation to their faith-based outlook), many of them wouldn't be allowed in. Terrorists come in many shapes and forms and the new government seems to be one-sidedly picking a fight with Islam, for the benefit of who? Politicians, government contractors, ideologues...

Anyone who has strong religious beliefs will fail some sort of guideline you propose. ... makes us into a more paranoid public that keeps losing our freedoms day-by-day.

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I have a hard time remembering when religious Jews last engaged in political violence in the United States.

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