So, this is something my boss constantly says when the topic immigrants to America comes up, especially H1B visas and refugees, and it's something like: If we help everyone to run away from the problems in their respective nations, it acts to empower the extremists who are left without any real resistance. You guys are all smarter than me, and especially him, so what do you think about that? Are we making militant Islamism more centralized, powerful, ostensibly "worse" by brain draining the Middle East? or should I say, letting the Middle East brain drain itself. Though I mostly disagree with the guy, the logic does make sense... but then again, isn't that also the exact reason why Americans are mostly ethnic Europeans? So it'd be hypocritical to say so. But it seems outwardly like a logically correct statement. I know that it happens on a smaller scale between states of the USA.