There's a lot of concern in Europe and Asia that a sudden victory over ISIS forces in Iraq could see dangerous jihadi radicals returning to the countries out of which they were recruited.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that fears for the aftermath of the battle to drive ISIS out of Mosul have Malaysia on alert for returnees.
[Deputy prime minister] Ahmad Zahid told a news conference that Malaysian airport and border security had been increased, while illegal routes commonly used by smugglers were being monitored.
"We have been exchanging intel with international intelligence agencies, and we have a suspect list which includes names of those we believe have ties with Daesh," he said, using an Arabic acronym for IS.
Ahmad Zahid did not state how many Malaysians were currently in Mosul but police figures released last month showed that 90 Malaysians had joined IS in Syria and Iraq since 2013.
In August, Malaysia revoked the passports of 68 Malaysians who had been identified as leaving the country to join IS.Meanwhile, European Union security commissioner, Julian King, is warning of the danger of returning jihadis.
Julian King, a British diplomat recently made the EU's security commissioner, toldDie Welt newspaper (in German) the threat of IS fighters returning to Europe after the fall of Mosul was "very serious".
There were currently about 2,500 fighters from EU countries in the combat zones, he said.
However, he stressed it was "very unlikely that there would be a mass exodus of IS fighters to Europe".
Similar cases in the past had shown, he said, that "only a few fighters come back". But he added: "I don't want to talk the risk down. Even a small number constitutes a threat."
Some of the militants involved in the deadly IS attack on Paris last November had recently returned from Syria.
After Trump has stoked America's Islamophobic fires, a spate of jihadi violence in Europe or Asia would have Trump supporters slamming Clinton with "we told you so" swipes and demands for a crackdown on US Muslims.
Most incoming US presidents enjoy a honeymoon period of at least a few months as they settle in. Trump has laid the groundwork to ensure that Hillary gets nothing of the sort. She's not only going to need to be quick off the mark, to hit the ground running, but she will need plenty of protection from her country's homegrown Trumpist jihadis.
Trump, along with surrogates who should know better, keeps stoking the fires.
On Monday he was banging on again about the system being "rigged," hammering his own party leadership, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, for rejecting his conspiracies – he tweeted: "Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!"
At the centre of it all is Trump the martyr. In a speech in Florida last week, he denounced those he sees as conspirators as vile, bad and vicious, declaring: "Nevertheless, I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you -- gladly. I take them for our movement so that we can have our country back."
And there's more than a hint of violence from the candidate, directed at protesters at his rallies and at Clinton, who Trump says he'll jail her if he becomes president; he has called for her security detail to be stripped of their firearms; and he warned that the "Second Amendment people," ardent gun owners, might take matters into their on hands if a president Clinton appointed judges who supported gun control.
"There's no telling what his supporters would be willing to do at the slightest encouragement from their candidate."
Will November 9th see the birth of an Islamophobic Trump insurgency? One thing is clear. Donald Trump is doing absolutely nothing but encouraging it.