Dems, “Trump should not fight Islamic Extremism that will offend Muslims

Dems, “Trump should not fight Islamic Extremism that will offend Muslims

Dems say, “Trump should not fight Islamic Extremism that will offend Muslims

“Such a move is wrongheaded insofar as persons who commit acts of violent extremism are inspired by diverse political, religious and philosophical beliefs, and are not limited to any single population or region.”

Really?

In fact, there have been over 30,000 murderous jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11.

What other political, religious and philosophical beliefs have been responsible for any comparable number?

A widely publicized study purporting to show that “right-wing extremists” have killed more people in the US than Islamic jihadis, and thus pose a greater threat, has been debunked on many grounds.

“Changing the name to ‘Countering Islamic Extremism’ or ‘Countering Radical Islamic Extremism’ would have damaging effects to our national security by feeding into the propaganda created by terrorist groups and child domestic and international diplomatic relations. Additionally, it could further alienate and create distrust with the Muslim-American communities when the program depends on close cooperation with law enforcement.”

Islamic jihadis routinely cite the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims.

The idea that Muslims who reject jihad terror will be enraged if the US government takes note of this is absurd. If they reject jihad terror, they will not embrace it because officials are saying things they do not like; in fact, if they really reject it, they should welcome and cooperate with efforts to identify its causes and eradicate them.

These US Congressmen are recommending that we curtail our speech to avoid criticizing Islam, which is a Sharia blasphemy provision that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been trying to foist upon the US by means of “hate speech” laws for years.

That the statements of Messers Thompson, Engel and Conyers are simply today’s conventional wisdom is one indication of how successful these efforts have been.

“Dems: Trump ‘wrongheaded’ on Islamic extremism,” by Mark Hensch, The Hill, February 3, 2017:

A trio of House Democrats say President Donald Trump is making a mistake pushing for counter-extremism efforts to focus only on radical Islam.

The Trump administration is reportedly pushing to reshape a government program aimed at combating extremist ideologies to focus solely on the Islamic variety.

“Such a move is wrongheaded insofar as persons who commit acts of violent extremism are inspired by diverse political, religious and philosophical beliefs, and are not limited to any single population or region,” the three lawmakers wrote in a Friday letter to Acting Attorney General Dana Boente.

“Changing the name to ‘Countering Islamic Extremism’ or ‘Countering Radical Islamic Extremism’ would have damaging effects to our national security by feeding into the propaganda created by terrorist groups and child domestic and international diplomatic relations,” they added.“Additionally, it could further alienate and create distrust with the Muslim-American communities when the program depends on close cooperation with law enforcement.”

Friday’s letter was signed Democratic Reps. Bennie Thompson (D:MD), Eliot Engel (D:NY) and John Conyers (D:MI)….

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Paul Ebeling, Editor

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