The real trick is screening out bad guys. But to do that would require a cultural will the West has not yet shown itself capable of. It would require us to admit that young Muslims — mostly young Muslim males — see themselves at war with the West, so they require a special level of scrutiny from security and intelligence forces. (…)
The trouble is, we are too timid as a culture to do the obvious — focus on young Muslim men with radical connections, who have proven themselves to be 99 per cent of the problem.
Meanwhile, Phyllis Chesler asks the obvious:
Why are we still allowing Muslims from non-western foreign countries to fly into Western countries? Please note: I am not talking about “race” but about a highly politicized “faith.” And, what shall we do about the West’s own homegrown Islamist terrorists? Ground them all? Why not?