Countering Violent Extremism, Which Has Nothing To Do With Islam

And in which lots and lots of money, for all kinds of projects and programs, is being distributed in Boston, and Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, apparently to Muslims, and only Muslims, in “well-informed and resilient communities,” which some may find puzzling given that Countering Violent Extremism has nothing to do with Islam.

The program is described, in language appropriate to it, here:

Earnest [official in the State Department]said Sunday that the conference [to be held in February, in Paris]would address efforts being taken in the U.S., as well as promoting cooperation with similar work abroad.

“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,” he said.

“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,” the White House spokesman added.