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Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle

Submitted by Sully (United States), Aug 8, 2006 at 18:13

Worrying about sudden jihad syndrome among Muslims already in the country is all well and good but it's a distraction from the more important problem because sudden jihadis are never going to be more than minor irritants because organizations with tight security will never trust homegrown muslim terrorist wannabes with major roles in important plans lest they make themselves vulnerable to FBI infiltrators. So the actions of such people will be tragic for the relatively few people they harm, but in a larger sense they will be inconsequential except insofar as they bring down the wrath of the rest of the population onto their own community.

On the other hand infilration into the country by tried and tested foreign jihadis is a real threat. If today was like every other day since 9/11 ten or more thousand poorly identified foreigners entered the country. On any given day a team such as that which carried out 9/11 can enter under our poorly administered visa program. Or they can simply walk across the open borders from Mexico or Canada carrying virtually anything portable.

Control the borders! Then worry about weeding out the bad guys already in the country.


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