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What about American born Islamists?

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Submitted by Nadia, Mar 9, 2017 at 16:50

Nice article and I will reread it when I have the time because I did not fully understand it. Extreme or any vetting will not work on the long run in my opinion and I will write a longer comment on it later. Muslims are plentiful, the Muslim world is now quite rich thanks to natural oil, the new generations are educated and smart. Some very radicalised Muslims were Western born, have European names and hold European or Latin American countries passports. But suppose vetting works 100% of the time. Terrorist organisations could still turn to American born Muslims or new converts. How would the US deal with those?

In France there is the case of a police trainer who had acces to secret information. She converted and had her Muslim illegal boyfriend visiting her at police quarters she lived and worked at. The boyfriend was wanted in Europe but his name did not appear on French police files she checked. He was linked to terrorists in France.

Here some parents learned their sons have converted to Islam only through a SMS announcing their death as a ISIS martyr in Syria. In France no one, let alone the Authorities, knew a thing.

How does a country deal with local born Muslims?

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