It’s time to ditch the entire “Countering Violent Extremism” strategy
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Last week, Senator Ted Cruz’s hearings graphically revealed the true
extent of the Obama administration’s politically correct denial and
willful ignorance concerning the nature and magnitude of the jihad
threat and the ongoing attempts to assert Sharia principles and
practices over those of American law and culture. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in particular
demonstrated a contemptuous indifference to the importance of
identifying the enemy ideology properly.
Meanwhile, the role of Muslim
Brotherhood-allied groups in influencing the Obama administration and
guiding its hamstringing and deforming our response to the jihad threat
has never yet been adequately addressed.
The worst manifestation of this
baneful influence is the administration’s “Countering Violent
Extremism” policy, which pretends that “right-wingers” are as much or
more of a terror threat than Islamic jihadis — and generally ignores the
existence of Islamic jihad altogether. But tomorrow Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Mike McCaul plan to make things
They’re pushing for a rule to bring up a bill that will
give Jeh Johnson an Assistant Secretary whose job will be to “partner”
with “communities” against “radical Islamist terrorism” — a slightly
more accurate and truthful phrase than “violent extremism,” but
unfortunately, not one that heralds a positive change: this new
Assistant Secretary’s office will have at least a $10 million budget for
this “partnering,” and its “partners” will almost certainly be Muslim
Brotherhood-linked and Hamas-linked groups such as the Islamic Society
of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Enough is enough. Americans are fed up with the Obama
administration’s denial, willful ignorance, and pandering to Islamic
supremacist groups. It’s time to repudiate the entire “Countering
Violent Extremism” and call Islamic jihad what it is: Islamic jihad.