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From: barry levine
Date: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:15 AM
Subject: re: In Suspects’ Brussels Neighborhood, a History of Petty Crimes and Missed Chances
To the Editor:
Tellingly, Belgian police already had an eye on Ibrahim Abdeslam, not for his religion (he seemed only an indifferent Muslim) but for his criminal activity before he blew himself up in Paris. France, like any nation, must take care to reject criminals at the borders. Instituting religious tests for travelers and immigrants might buy some votes among bigots, but it would not make France--or the U.S.--safer.
Barry Haskell Levine