Obama Will Hold Summit on ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ – Not Radical Muslim Terrorism

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obama10White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced in a written statement today that President Obama will host a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism”–not radical Muslim terrorism – on Feb. 18 and that the event will be held “in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney and Paris.”

The statement said one “theme” of the summit would be “religious leader engagement,” but made no mention of radical Islamic terrorism. It also made reference to “foreign terrorist fighter recruitment” generically, but made no specific mention of radical Islamic terrorist groups recruting fighters in Western nations.

Here is the text of the White House statement:

“On February 18, 2015, the White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris. This summit will build on the strategy the White House released in August of 2011, Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, the first national strategy to prevent violent extremism domestically.

“Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) efforts rely heavily on well-informed and resilient local communities. Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul have taken the lead in building pilot frameworks integrating a range of social service providers, including education administrators, mental health professionals, and religious leaders, with law enforcement agencies to address violent extremism as part of the broader mandate of community safety and crime prevention. The summit will highlight best practices and emerging efforts from these communities.

“At the same time, our partners around the world are actively implementing programs to prevent violent extremism and foreign terrorist fighter recruitment. The summit will include representatives from a number of partner nations, focusing on the themes of community engagement, religious leader engagement, and the role of the private sector and tech community.

“Through presentations, panel discussions, and small group interactions, participants will build on local, state, and federal government; community; and international efforts to better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad. Additional information regarding participants and the agenda will be provided at a future date.”

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17 COMMENTS

  1. This blind radical Liberal, who has his head buried so deep in the sand, is starting to make Elizabeth Warren look like a right wing nut. This fool will go down as the worst President in this Country’s history! Even worse than Jimmy Carter.

  2. Most violent extremism in the US is NOT associated with Islam, although you wouldn’t know it from the right wing media. Just last week there was a terrorist bombing in Colorado — I did not see it reported on matzav.com.

  3. Warning: this looks like just the beginning of a long propaganda campaign by this man to make Islam the religion of choice (rather by free choice or forced choice)and all other religions simply tolerable. Instead of the other way around.

  4. Warning: this looks like just the beginning of a long propaganda campaign to make Islam the religion of choice (rather by free choice or forced choice)and all other religions simply tolerable. Instead of the other way around.

  5. The last paragraph: “to better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad. Additional information regarding participants and the agenda will be provided at a future date.”

    Does Obama still need to identify the terrorists as committing the “acts of violence” as Muslims?

    Another conference by the Obamanation that will accomplish nothing just plain PR let him go and do some fund raising instead.

  6. Step one is not to elect another radical President who tries at every turn to weaken his own country’s response to Islamic violence.

  7. Charlie:

    Yes, it as probably because of right wing white talk show hosts. You probably still believe that Timothy McVeigh blew up the Federal building in Oklahoma City because of Rush Limbaugh, as Bill Clinton has insinuated. Fool.

  8. To #2- If you had the choice where to spend the night- In the offices of the NAACP in Colorado (place of bombing last week) or in a Muslim neighborhood in France, where would you feel safer?

  9. He’s gonna yet sign an executive order before he leaves office making islaam the official religion in the US of A.

  10. Mr. Hall:
    Most violent extremism in the U.S. does not come from Islam?
    If you call mentally deranged people who should be in institutions except they can’t because the liberal left won’t allow it “violent extremists,” then perhaps you’re correct.
    Look at the rest of the world, though.
    And here’s another thought: What percentage of foiled terrorist attacks are planned by radical Islamists?

    Stop swallowing everything the no-longer-mainstream media tries to sell you.

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