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Wishful thinking is not a procedure

Reader comment on item: The Liverpool Bomber and Fake Muslim Conversion to Christianity

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Nov 21, 2021 at 21:52

"A spokesman for Liverpool Cathedral, the Times further reports, said that it has procedures in place to test the genuine intentions of asylum seekers who convert."

Looks like your procedures don't work.

"The Daily Telegraph adds that Swealmeen "was seen at his local mosque every day during Ramadan in April [2021]..."

Something of a red flag there.

"Associates claimed they believed Al Swealmeen was only interested in converting to Christianity because he believed it would assist his asylum claim."

Those procedures don't include talking to associates?

How do we prevent pious frauds? This is literally a deadly serious question. Step one? Not hurling insults (like hater, racist or Islamophobe) at anyone who simply sees a potential problem and reasonably expects his elected leaders to prudently address it. Actual leaders don't settle for procedures that don't work, even when the stakes are much, much lower. And wanting to prevent the bombing of a women's hospital (or crowded concert hall, or marathon finish line) is not an act of hate. Quite the opposite.

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