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Submitted by FatherJon (Australia), Feb 1, 2017 at 16:59

The problem with this ...notion about smoking out 'extreme' Islamists, is that nobody knows how a Muslim swings from incident to incident globally. There are many polls which show anything from 17-33% of ordinary 'man in the souk' individuals believe that 9/11 was partly justified, and that Sharia is the best option for the Western countries they settle in.

How do you vet against that?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

It's a problem. I wrote about this in my article:

today's moderate Muslim could become tomorrow's raging Islamist; or his infant daughter might two decades later become a jihadi. While any immigrant can turn hostile, such changes happen far more often among born Muslims. There is no way to guarantee this from happening but extensive research and interrogations reduce the odds

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