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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 03:40 PM

3. They have Chechnyans who have participated in terrorism


Most terrorists in the US and Europe have had some type of connection to Arab based terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda or ISIS.
The connections may be due to immigrant or non-immigrant communities in the US and Europe that have access to those groups.

For instance, Russia does not have a significant Arab population. I don't think Arabs are allowed in Russia. Russia does not have a diverse immigrant community that the west has. Although there is ethnic diversity in Russia, it is not due to immigration.

Western terrorists become radicalized via three methods:
Actual physical connections (being from or traveling to countries that support those groups)
Connections via the Internet.
Friend and acquaintances in western countries. (Common prior to the internet)

Russia probably limits travel. Russia has less freedoms. Russia probably spies on citizens and visitors. Russia also has enhanced security in places like Chechnya. (In the US, it would be not be acceptable to target specific ethnic groups)
Russia probably censors the internet.

The irony is that freedoms in the western world can lead to terrorist networking.
It is always a balance of freedom versus security.



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