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3 Questions to Keep Future Muslim Terrorists Out of America

The Nonimmigrant Visa application form filled out by the 9/11 hijackers asked, “Are you a member or representative of a terrorist organization?” They checked the box that said, ‘No’ and they were in.

The current incarnation of the form asks the same perfunctory and generic question. An actual terrorist is as likely to check the box as he is to finger a rosary while eating a ham sandwich and singing Hava Nagila. But since 9/11, the terrorist threat has evolved from foreign cells penetrating this country to domestic Islamist terrorists emerging out of Muslim settlements already occupying this country.

Most Islamic terrorists that the FBI has been dealing with had no specific terror plans at the time that they entered this country. Some Islamic terrorists, like the Tsarnaev perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing, came here as children. Others, like Omar Mateen, the Pulse shooter, and Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood killer, contrived to be born in this country to foreign parents.

Immigration screening has to do more than just ask terrorists to check a box if they plan to fly planes into our skyscrapers. We must identify visitors and immigrants who are at a high risk of becoming terrorists in the first or second generation. The only way to do this is with a holistic strategy that examines the worldview of new immigrants and the Islamic communities they intend to be part of.

Instead of checking a perfunctory box, it is important to interrogate how a Muslim applicant views his religion and its interaction with the rest of the world. And to examine the mosque he plans to attend.

For example, attendees at the infamous Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia included Nidal Hasan, its former Imam was Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, and a number of key figures associated with the mosque were linked to Islamic terrorism. Any Muslim immigrants planning to attend the mosque could be considered at high risk for engaging in terrorism regardless of their stated views. Our current screening methods are laughably crude.

The immigrant visa form asks about engaging in and funding terrorism. It does not however specify what a terrorist group is. Muslims define terrorism differently and do not consider many of the Islamic terror groups listed on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations list to be terrorists.

It asks about membership in the “Communist or other totalitarian party” and participation in various Columbian terrorist and militant organizations. Despite the thousands of people killed by Islamic terrorists in this country in the last few decades, it fails to ask anything about specific Islamist groups.

That should change.

Despite all the assurances about vetting, the forms don’t even bother to ask about membership in Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas or their parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is to Islamic terrorism what the Communist party was to subversive and terrorist groups during the Cold War.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a totalitarian organization. Its motto is, “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” This credo reflects the objective of a theocratic Islamic State to be achieved through any means: including violence. Its members have perpetrated and aided Islamic terrorism here and around the world. These include Osama bin Laden, Yasser Arafat and the Brotherhood perpetrators of the genocide in Sudan.

Any Muslim immigrant who had ties to the Brotherhood has falsely answered the question and should be deported. If he falsely answered this question on his naturalization application, he should be subject to denaturalization and deported. Any Muslim who has subsequently become involved with Muslim Brotherhood front groups such as CAIR, ISNA, the MSA and countless others, should be investigated for pre-existing links with the terror network and prevented from becoming a citizen of this country.

Communities where Muslim immigrants propose to settle should be tested for their extremism levels as defined by the preponderance of Muslim Brotherhood institutions. Muslim immigrants who seek out communities under the influence of Brotherhood institutions should be considered at a higher risk of engaging in terrorism either in the first or second generation without regard for their current views.

Our goal is not just to stop terror plots now. Our goal must be to stop terrorism a decade from now.

Our counterterrorism is reactive instead of proactive. Reactive counterterrorism is measured by the time we have to react. When a terrorist opens fire in a shopping mall, reaction time is measured in minutes or seconds. His original descent into Islamic terror plots may go on for months or years. But the closer we get to the source of the problem, the more lead time we have until we are no longer reactive, but proactive. Instead of rushing to stop the next attack, we can transform the entire battlefield.

That must be our objective.

Our biggest problem is that we aren’t asking the right questions. Asking a Muslim if he is a terrorist is the wrong question. Islamic terrorists don’t see themselves as terrorists. They view themselves as devout Muslims. That is how we must see them if we are to find them out and stop them before they strike.

The root cause of Islamic terrorism is the idea that Muslims are superior and non-Muslims are inferior. Exposing this conviction won’t be done with a terrorism check box. Many Muslims who go on to commit acts of terror in the name of Islamic Supremacism have no such plans when they enter the country. They do however believe that there is a primal struggle between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is this belief that they eventually put into practice at some later date by actually engaging in Islamist violence.

Instead of asking them whether they are terrorists, we ought to ask them how they view their participation in American life in light of the Koranic verse that commands Muslims, "O you who believe, do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends. ”And whether they are willing to disavow the message of such terrorist verses of the Koran as, “Do not take friends from them unless they migrate in the Way of Allah. But if they turn away (from Islam), seize them and kill them wherever you find them.”

If they are not willing to disavow calls for the murder of non-Muslims, such as, "I will cast terror into the hearts of non-believers. Therefore strike off their heads”, they present a serious terrorism risk.

Can we really afford to allow Muslim immigrants into the United States who believe that they ought to "fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief: i.e. worshiping others besides Allah) and the religion will all be for Allah"? What better predictor of terror risk could there be than those who believe that they must “kill the non-believers wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them?” This is the origin of Islamic terrorism. It’s the acid test for every Muslim migrant.

It all comes down to three simple questions.

1. Have you ever had any associations with the Muslim Brotherhood or any of its front groups?

2. Will you commit to avoiding associations with Brotherhood mosques and other entities in this country? Are you aware that you may be deported if you do not?

3. Do you disavow the following verses of the Koran calling for violence against non-Muslims?

Such simple questions are far more relevant than a terrorism check box because they address what terrorists actually believe, not what we believe about them. They will not stop an active terrorist, but asking them will help keep out the terrorists of tomorrow.

They are not the final step. But they are a first step that can easily be taken next.


  1. Anonymous31/1/17

    Please support this petition:

    President Trump: We Support Your Visa Ban: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/president-trump-we-support-your-visa-ban

    1. We support the muslim immigration ban!

  2. Anonymous1/2/17

    This would be a long overdue first step/ But it is not in and of it self sufficient for the world we live in today. Since Islam has codified and approved the idea that lying in the defense or advance of the religion is supported and approved of, we can not assume that a devout Muslim would answer truthfully. I refer back to a term that was used in the cold war, "Trust but verify". With one major addition - "Trust but verify, but if it is unverifiable, then do NOT trust." With the flow of refugees from war torn and ravaged areas being the concern. And the stated strategy and intent of ISIS to plant sleepers into the refugee population, we have a quandary. How do you verify the background of a people group whose backgrounds, homes, cities and countries are reduced to rubble? This is the hard truth that those who do not think, but only feel can not see or have the ability to comprehend. While it may sound heartless, unless a refugee can be vetted, then we dare not import such an unknown quantity. I believe we should do what we can to help people who are suffering. The question I have is why does that help have to involve shipping people thousand of miles away from their home? I believe that a Marshal Plan like what was done in Europe should be initiated within the safe areas of these countries. The hard part is making the safe areas safe. Just my two cents worth.

    MSG Grumpy

  3. Europe is determined to learn the hard way, that the intensity of Islamic terrorism is in direct proportion to the number of its Mohameds.

    America's only chance is to watch Europe and see what happens when an entire culture is bullied into holding the moral high ground by committing suicide. Then, you can take effective steps to protect yourself, or go the same way with a different justification for your cowardice.

  4. Islam provides SIX different ways of telling lies:

    1•Taqiyya (Shia) or Muda’rat (Sunni): tactical deceit for the purposes of spreading Islam.
2•Kitman: deceit by omission.
3•Tawriya: deceit by deliberate ambiguity.
4•Taysir: deceit through facilitation (not observing all the tenets of Sharia by ‘making things easier’).
5•Darura: deceit through necessity (to engage in something “Haram” or forbidden such as drinking alcohol to exploit non-Muslims).
6•Muruna: ‘flexibility’ or temporary suspension of Sharia to make Muslim migrants appear ‘moderate’ and blend in until Muslims numerically strong enough to enforce Sharia.
Muslims imitate Allah ‘THE GREATEST OF DECEIVERS’.
Allahu khayru l-makireena – Koran. 3:54; cf. 8:30
    Verbal jihad is considered VIRTUOUS in Islam.

  5. Anonymous1/2/17

    An awesome contribution that should be heeded by the new Administration. One question however. Isn't the "motto" as you so eloquently state for the Muslim Brotherhood, really that of Islam as what you mention is all derived from the Koran? Is there really any such thing as a "moderate" Muslim?

  6. Mark Matis1/2/17

    If the government continues to refuse to protect its citizens, the citizens may decide to protect themselves. And those citizens are likely to be FAR less discriminating than the government would have been if it had done its basic job...

  7. What Daniel has explicated here is what most Americans have little to no knowledge or understanding of because of the politically correct squeamishness that describes the current "social justice warrior." With no understanding of the demands and duties of Islam, they are easily swayed to sympathy and even empathy for the airbrushed family units and so-described eager workers coming our way. They do not know the second way of Hijra to subsume the infidel culture is just as vital to the dominance of Islam as the jihad first way of killing unbelievers.

  8. Infidel1/2/17

    That reminded me, a skilled interviewer can size you up with just one or two questions.

  9. Anonymous1/2/17

    Excellent article and appropriate questions.

    But, am I being naive to believe that present/future terrorist Muslims would very likely be well-coached in misleading their infidel questioners--if only by the doctrine of Taquiyya alone?

  10. (How this question is dealt with in my next and nearly finished new novel, set several years into the European Civil War)

    “They all had to go, [from the UK} unless they renounced Islam, renounced Sharia, and pledged loyalty to the king. Even the so-called white Muslims, the converts. And just like in France, we started with cleaning up the military.”

    “So the only ones that are left in England are—”

    “The only ones left are the ex-Muslims.”

    “But how can you trust them? You know they’re allowed to lie to infidels.”

    “Of course I know that, everybody does. But they had to swear the pledge while standing on the Saudi flag, facing the Union Jack and a picture of the king. You know what’s written on the Saudi flag, right?”

    “The main Muslim prayer, the Shahada: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ The green Saudi flag is basically the same as the black flag of jihad, except for the color.”

    “Right. They have to wipe their feet on the Shahada flag, spit on it, and pledge loyalty to king and country. And it’s all on videos. Tends to separate the sheep from the goats, knowing they can never live among practicing Muslims ever again. In the end, most of them went through the ritual. And most of them said they were glad to do it.”

    “Even so, Colonel, I wouldn’t trust them. The Koran tells them to lie to infidels if it helps to spread Islam.”

    “The sincere ex-Muslims are the best at sniffing out the fakers. They know that if there’s any more Muslim terrorism in the UK, they’ll all be deported next time—every last one of them. And they don’t want to go back, oh no, they don’t want to go back. Being dropped off on a deserted stretch of the Libyan beach is not very pleasant, I’d imagine. And after they take the king’s oath standing on the Saudi flag, it’s a death sentence if they’re ever sent back to a Muslim country. It’s all on video. They know full well they have the most to lose from any more Muslim terrorism in Britain. They’re the best ferrets we have, the sincere ex-Muslims. Most of them became Christians, just prove their loyalty even more strongly. Anyway, there’s not many left. Most of them went home on the ships. Better than ninety percent. The ex-Muslims who are left are a good lot, by and large. King and country.”

    “It’s hard to believe they’d just agree to leave like that.”

    “They didn’t have much choice about it. Remember, this all happened soon after Paris and the start of the French Civil War. We were all watching it on the telly, hour by hour. The Muslims in the UK knew that if we went in hard, like the French Army did, the only alternative to deportation was dying in the rubble. The French example was staring them in the face. Anyway, most of them are still alive—which is more than you can say for the Christians in the Middle East.”


  11. Anonymous1/2/17

    Marstaree's exposition of the elaborate science of Islamic lying should guide us. Would you calm a sacrificial lamb to ease bringing it to slaughter? Of course. Americans need to confront the true nature of this epistemological monster. Carriers of this mind parasite, immigrant and domestic, need to be expelled without warning and hand wringing. Expulsion is far more humane that the fate awaiting an infidel on Islamic turf.

    We need tens of thousands of fluent speakers/readers/writers of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, etc. We need true ex-Muslims. (Thanks Matt Bracken). And they have to be constantly watched by equal numbers of infidel agents, all of whom have been highly security checked. Checkers and checked should be re-assigned often. Lifetime associations should be minutely screened. All should be reviewed continuously. The smallest cracks will be found and exploited by these deft infiltrators.

    Just as in post-war Japan where Shinto was banned, practice and assembly of Islam should be banned. Ask the Saudis about practicing Christianity.

    Half measures just don't cut it.


  12. Anonymous1/2/17

    Please explain again how to deport someone who lies on a naturalization form, which no one bothers to verify until she has many supporters. https://palestineinamerica.com/2016/06/odeh-case-tentative-date-set/

  13. Distilling the problem down to its most basic level, the problem is muslims first, then American Ruling Class Democrats, American Ruling Class Republicans, American government bureaucrats, and the American Media. The answer/solution is flyover country voters, gun owners, and The Mighty Trumpster, a problem solver......

  14. One problem. People change. They wake up on the wrong side of the bed, they lose their job, an American insults them..things in America arent working out.. suddenly radical Islam doesnt seem wrong.. it seems right. The path out. The new hope, the way to get right with Allah and transcendent things. Something superior to this corrupt infidel country. Voila.. you get the 2nd generation Jihadist shooter , or the aspiring student or the nice taxi driver named Habib who know one will believe actually blew himself up in Grand Central Station.. killing everyone around him.

  15. There are over 100 verses in the Koran calling for violence against unbelievers. The Koran is the literal word of Allah and must be believed by muslims.

  16. CPA and MD2/2/17

    Endangering whole communities of Americans in the service of protection against terrorist infiltration would be a joke if it were not our own community. Will a disenfranchised Muslim society take this lying down? For a possibility of a terrorist infiltrating we definitely push peace loving quiet families into the hands of Jihadist.
    On behalf of white Americansb thanks for risking my life on the altar of ignorance

  17. Anonymous2/2/17

    DP111 writes..

    It is wrong to subject people to such tests. The best way is to simply and honestly state, that in the present state of world affairs, where Muslims are committing terrible acts of terror, it would be a dereliction of duty to allow more Muslims into the country.

    Apologize that this needs doing, and hope that at some time in the future, there will be no need for such measures.

  18. Marstaree, thanks for the list. I'll add it to my many notes on Islam.


  19. There is no valid reason for permitting any Muslim into the USA. No interrogation will assure us that the Muslim questioned will tell the truth. There are various types of lying that Muslims are required (not merely permitted) to use if it furthers the cause of Islam. As for charity to victims of war and unrest: no religion in the world asks its members to lie down next to a mad dog. Let us assume for the sake of argument that we could be 100% certain that each Muslim permitted into this country was a moderate with no thought of doing us harm. How do we know this hypothetical Muslim is not one kutbah away from becoming radicalized? The so called radical Muslims of,say ISIS, are following true Islam. It is the so called moderates who are apostates.

  20. Outstanding article Daniel. Nice preview of your next novel Mark. Haven't seen it on GoV yet.

    I'm crossing my fingers and hoping the Trump team reads both. Forgive my impertinence Daniel; have you been approached by any of the key members of Trump's Cabinet?

    Warm Regards, The Irishman.

  21. Anonymous5/2/17

    Some one said there are over 100 verse in the Koran encouraging violence against unbelievers. Please give the reference in the Koran where these verses can be found so I can use them against a Muslim that tells me that there aren't any such verses.

  22. The Elites and their allies have lost the last battle but have not lost the war. We, the American public, defeated them at the polls, by law and order. But they are Marxists/socialists who do not respect law and order or our constitution. They will be back - riding their golden rule: the ends justify the means - more violent and aggressive than ever with the objective of destroying our constitutional republic. To win this war, we the people must destroy and eradicate this menace totally and fully to remain a free and democratic society.

  23. Apostates from Islam have been executed for 1400 years in accord with the Koran and the words and actions of the Islamic prophet Mohammed and Islamic law, Sharia.

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