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It’s Almost Impossible to Tell Jihadists from Asylum Seekers, Experts Say

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell Jihadists from Asylum Seekers, Experts Say

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Tuesday, 31 January, 2017
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The Dutch government should acknowledge in public the fact that it’s very difficult to pick out jihadists from asylum seekers, criminologists have argued. Writing in daily newspaper NRC, university of Amsterdam researchers Joris van Wijk and Maarten Bolhuis say the public’s expectations that the government is able to screen would-be terrorists from asylum seekers are unrealistic.