The question is, if Islam and the jihadic doctrine are scrubbed from “extremist” motives, where are these funds going, and to whom? If the Muslim community insists that Islamic terror is not Islamic, then how are these funds being spent? Masjid Muhammad, Inc. received $531,195.
“Deradicalization” programs have proven to be an abject failure. As I long predicted, how can we “deradicalize” Muslim terrorists if these programs refuse to recognize the motive, the ideology behind the religious violence?
The DHS is still using the sharia-complaint term devised by the Obama administration, ” Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).” How absurd. “Extremism” is a measure of a thing. Is “extremism” in. pursuit a bad thing? Is “extremism” in pursuit of the truth a bad thing? Is “extremism” in pursuit of the good a bad thing? Absurd. It’s Islamic terror. It’s jihad. Say it.
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Feds Award $10 Million In Grants To Prevent Terrorist Recruitment
Will Racke, Daily Caller, June 23, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that it has awarded 26 grants totaling $10 million to communities across the U.S. in an effort to fight radicalization and recruitment of American citizens by terrorist groups.The awards are part of the department’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program, which gives money to city and state governments, as well as private organizations, to develop programs that combat terrorism and extremist ideology.
Many of the grant recipients are local police departments, but the award winners also include community groups that can intervene with susceptible young people before they become radicalized through the internet propaganda of international terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-Qaida.
“We are witnessing a global surge in terrorist activity, and in many ways our own backyard has become the battleground,” said Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly in a Friday news release. “That is why DHS is focused on stepping up efforts to counter terrorist recruitment and radicalization, including through close collaboration with state and local partners.”
Congress appropriated the $10 million for the CVE program in 2015, the first time the government had set aside funding specifically for local police, community centers and nonprofit groups to use in fighting the spread of extremist ideology. Following a call for applications in July 2016, DHS received nearly 200 applications from organizations in 40 states.
The grant recipients were selected for their ability to build “prevention programs” that address root causes of violent extremism and reverse further radicalization in already susceptible communities, according to DHS.
Two significant grants were awarded to organizations in Minneapolis, which is home to a large concentration of Somali immigrants. Several Somali men from Minneapolis have either attempted to support Islamic terror groups or have traveled overseas to join ISIS.
Recognizing the unique danger, DHS awarded $347,600 to the Hennepin Country Sheriff’s Office, which covers Minneapolis, and $423,340 to the Heartland Democracy Center, a civic engagement nonprofit that works in the Twin Cities area.
Kelly says DHS will keep close tabs on the results of the programs to determine which can serve as a model for future grants.
“Shortly after starting at DHS, I requested a thorough policy review of the CVE Grant Program to ensure taxpayer dollars go to programs with the highest likelihood of success, that support the men and women on the front lines of this fight, and that can be self-sustaining into the future,” he said. “We will closely monitor these efforts to identify and amplify promising approaches to prevent terrorism.”
For a full list of the CVE grant recipients, go here.
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