by Jerry Gordon with Bill Bennett of Morning America and Dr. Michael Welner (April 2015)
In the March New English Review (NER) we wrote about the failure of the Countering Violent Extremism Summit of President Obama.
On Wednesday, February 18, 2014 at a White House Summit, President Obama presented his views on countering "violent extremism." He suggested that Islamic terrorists misappropriate Islamic doctrine, exploit disaffected youths in communities across the US and globally throughout the Ummah - the community of Muslim believers. He suggested that youths prone to radicalization outside the US may be victimized by poverty, without job opportunities and oppressed by corrupt regimes. Countering violent extremism he suggests is a multi-pronged approach involving economic programs, political reform and community involvement to halt radicalization. His focus in the US was on creating community partnerships and pilot projects in several American cities, endeavoring to integrate Muslims in America, preserving and protecting their civil rights under our constitution against untoward surveillance. The President gathered Muslim and other religious clerics from the US and abroad, community leaders, law enforcement, homeland security officials, and high tech entrepreneurs seeking means of stopping radicalization of youths. These youths are attracted by the "successes" of the Islamic State blasted around the world via the internet, tens of thousands of tweets, high production videos and on-line webzines in a number of languages including English. more>>>
I have noted that various American and European commentators never mention the “message” that is sent by IS within its never-ending recruiting campaign. IS manages to convince the “potential” new recruiters that Al-Baghdadi is indeed the “approved” Calipha. This approval is “divine” and Al-Baghdadi has current contacts with both” God” and “Mohammad”. When al-Baghdadi notices that he will be defeated soon in area X or Y, he claims that last night he had a dream where Mohammad came and advised him to leave that area. His defeat is shown to be nothing but an absolute adherence to the advice of “Mohammad”. The counter propaganda must concentrate on such issues and show the continuance defeat of IS.
On Wednesday, February 18, 2014 at a White House Summit, President Obama presented his views on countering "violent extremism." The date is February 18, 2015
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