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Sunday, 12 February 2017

US | It's not foreigners who are plotting here: what the data really show

US | It's not foreigners who are plotting here: what the data really show:

By: Nora Ellingsen (Lawfare)

From the article:

So the Bowling Green Massacre aside, it’s possible that Conway is right in some larger sense: that a close look at these cases would show heaps of refugees or immigrants from the seven named countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen - plotting to blow things up and shoot up nightclubs and concert halls. So let’s take a hard look at some empirical data I put together on who the terrorists are and how they relate to the assumptions in the executive order.For those who don’t want to do this deep dive, here’s a quick two-sentence summary: Conway’s position is empirically indefensible. Absolutely nothing in the large body of data we have about real terrorist plots in the United States remotely supports either a focus on barring refugees or a focus on these particular seven countries. Nothing.

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