TSC Report Cited in Newsweek: Travel Ban Wouldn’t have Stopped New York Attacker, Despite what Trump Supporters Say
November 2, 2017
By: Conor Gaffey
President Donald Trump was quick to respond to Tuesday’s attack in New York City—which left eight people dead—by saying he would make it tougher to get into the United States.
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program,” Trump tweeted in the wake of the attack, which saw a suspect drive a truck into people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan …
The central Asian country has had its own problems with Islamist terrorism. A recent report by The Soufan Group estimated that more than 1,5000 Uzbek nationals have traveled to Iraq and Syria as would-be foreign fighters for ISIS. The report also stated that former Soviet republics—of which Uzbekistan is one—have been the biggest regional source of foreign fighters in ISIS …
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