2008 July 06 Sunday
1% Of Jihadists Have Been Arrested In The United States

We have Jihadists in our midst.

In the six-and-a-half years that the U.S. government has been fingerprinting insurgents, detainees and ordinary people in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa, hundreds have turned out to share an unexpected background, FBI and military officials said. They have criminal arrest records in the United States.

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As they analyzed the results, they were surprised to learn that one out of every 100 detainees was already in the FBI's database for arrests. Many arrests were for drunken driving, passing bad checks and traffic violations, FBI officials said.

Well, the Jihadists tend to be middle and upper class. They are not the products of poverty. So they are better traveled than the average Muslim.

What would be interesting to know: What percentage of Jihadists show up in criminal fingerprint databases in Britain, France, Germany, and other Western countries?

Steve Sailer points out that this 1% are only the Jihadists who managed to get arrested while in the US. My guess is they are just a small fraction of all the Jihadists who visit the US.

So, one percent is just the fraction of jihadis who got fingerprinted in America when they got caught by the police screwing up. What fraction managed to not get caught when they were in America? Of course, we don't seem to collect fingerprints on foreigners in the U.S., so nobody knows.

We ought to let in fewer Muslims. That would reduce the number of Jihadists who visit the US. We do not need lots of Muslim visitors. The Muslim countries are not great founts of science and technology or

Airlines and foreign governments do not want the US to make digital records of departing visitors.

The airline industry and embassies of 34 countries, including the members of the European Union, are urging the U.S. government to withdraw a plan that would require airlines and cruise lines to collect digital fingerprints of all foreigners before they depart the United States, starting in August 2009.

Their opposition could trigger a battle with Congress and the Bush administration, which want the new plan established quickly.

Members of the US Senate claim they are slowing the development of a visitor exit tracking program because of concerns over whether the system will work. You believe them?

The Senate Appropriations Committee significantly cut the budget for the Homeland Security Department's program to electronically track when foreign travelers enter and leave the United States, fearing the system might not work as planned.

The committee's fiscal 2009 spending bill for DHS would provide $181.3 million for the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program, a 62 percent cut from the program's $475 million fiscal 2008 budget and 54 percent less than the $390 million that President Bush requested. The bill now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2008 July 06 10:58 PM  Terrorists Activities


Comments
averros said at July 7, 2008 10:12 PM:

Yeah, sure, jihaists under every bed.

Time to stop reading Washington Post^H^H^Hravda. Arresting someone for being a jihadist doesn't mean he is.

I've got fed enough of that crap when I lived in the USSR; anyone believing the large press/media companies is naive at best. A useful idiot, as Lenin aptly put it. In fact, the wave of such paranoidal crap (aka "shpionomania" in Russian) usually precedes a wave of domestic repressions (aka "chistka"). Habeas corpus, anyone?

http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/ should be a mandatory reading.

TO said at July 8, 2008 7:24 AM:

"Yeah, sure, jihadists under every bed"

Did the flights on 9-11 originate in Riyadh? It doesn't take too many, does it? You remember the first WTC attack, right? How about the DC Snipers? The NYC area muslim community knew about the planned attacks and didn't do a thing. Either they didn't care enough to say a thing or approved of it. There are jihadis in the US and every fucking muslim is one. Muslims can't be Americans, period.

http://drinkthis.typepad.com/shapiro/911/index.html

averros said at July 8, 2008 11:28 PM:

TO - how do you know CIA didn't fund the 9/11 terrorists? They say nothing on TV about it (surprise, surprise). This agency (and FBI, too) certainly conveniently ignored reports about Muslims pilot students learning to fly but completely uninterested in learning how to land.

Oh, wait a second, but they *did* fund Osama. He used to be "our bastard", his family are close friends of Bushes. Just like Saddam, who got his nerve gas guess where.

What you do not understand is that most Muslims passionately hate their fanatical brethren. Just as much as they hate Israel (and US, by proxy). Nobody wants a bunch of pious assholes to run their lives - especially considering that the antics of those assholes turned quite a lot of not-exactly-bright people hostile towards the rest of Arabs. (Not that Arabs themselves are too bright... otherwise they'd kicked the butts of their own terrorirsts, but, to be fair, Americans have the establishment which dragged US into 45 wars since WWII - practically all of these lost, leaving mountains of corpses and seriously pissing off a lot of people all over the planet).


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