TRUMP TO DUMP Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism” program…replacing it with “Countering Islamic Extremism”

The Trump administration plans to rename and refocus a deliberately vague Obama-Kerry government program called ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ which targeted all kinds of violent ideologies to a program called ‘Countering Islamic Extremism’ which will focus exclusively on ‘Islamic’ extremism…NOT white supremacist shootings or bombings.

REUTERS  The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism”  the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Such a change would reflect Trump’s election campaign rhetoric and criticism of former President Barack Obama for being weak in the fight against Islamic State and for refusing to use the phrase “radical Islam” in describing it. That stops now…now that the adults are in charge.

The failed CVE program aimed to deter groups or potential lone attackers through Muslim community partnerships and educational programs or counter-messaging campaigns in cooperation with companies such as Google and Facebook.

The Obama administration sought to foster relationships with Muslim community groups to engage them in the counterterrorism effort. In 2016, Congress appropriated $10 million in grants for CVE efforts and DHS awarded the first round of grants on Jan. 13, a week before Trump was inaugurated.

Some proponents of the program fear that rebranding it could make it more difficult for the government to work with Muslims already hesitant to trust the new administration, particularly after Trump issued an executive order last Friday temporarily blocking travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. 

Still, the CVE program, which focuses on U.S. residents and is separate from a military effort to fight extremism online, has been criticized even by some supporters as ineffective. In the below chart, Gray represents Islamic Jihadist extremism and Tan represents Non-Islamic jihadist extremism.

A source who has worked closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the program said Trump transition team members first met with a CVE task force in December and floated the idea of changing the name and focus. 

In a meeting last Thursday attended by senior staff for DHS Secretary John Kelly, government employees were asked to defend why they chose certain community organizations as recipients of CVE program grants, said the source, who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

Although CVE funding has been appropriated by Congress and the grant recipients were notified in the final days of the Obama administration, the money still may not go out the door, the source said, adding that Kelly is reviewing the matter.

Some Republicans in Congress have long assailed the program as politically correct and ineffective, asserting that singling out and using the term “radical Islam” as the trigger for many violent attacks would help focus deterrence efforts. Others counter that branding the problem as “Islamic” would only serve to alienate more than three million Americans who practice Islam peacefully.

Many community groups, meanwhile, had already been cautious about the program, partly over concerns that it could double as a surveillance tool for law enforcement.

Hoda Hawa, director of policy for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said she was told last week by people within DHS that there was a push to refocus the CVE effort from tackling all violent ideology to only Islamic extremism.  “That is concerning for us because they are targeting a faith group and casting it under a net of suspicion,” she said. (Good, that’s where it should be)

Another source familiar with the matter was told last week by a DHS official that a name change would take place.

One grant recipient, Leaders Advancing & Helping Communities, a Michigan-based group led by Lebanese-Americans, has declined a $500,000 DHS grant it had sought, according to an email the group sent that was seen by Reuters. A representative for the group confirmed the grant had been rejected but declined further comment. (Probably were afraid they’d actually be expected to turn in their fellow Muslims from their own community)

 

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  1. This has been long awaited. Trump has bucked Obamamism & officially named our enemy: Islam! The only improvement would be to remove “radical” or extremism”. It’s just Islam.

  2. I love President Trump, First Lady Melania. Finally some logic & reason being shown at The White House & Capitol Hill.
    I’m behind President Trump for (if he has) cancelled the ‘deal’ Obama made w/ PM Turnbull regarding the US taking the Manus Island ect ‘refugees.’ On ABC Lateline, (maybe 7:30 Report as well). The Natives of these Islands present first to the reporter as a group, the again w/ just a representative only speaking. The repeatedly stated that “these people ALL evil, no release into our society. No, no, no. ALL evil.
    This was because after Australia refused them our govt tried to bribe the natives w/ goods, health care & economics. There were some women & children (Moslems) released into the villages. The natives in no time were complaining about Moslems being evil. No amount of $$ or services could talk them into taking them. They wanted to throw them back ASAP.
    So why in the hell should America be taking that which the down to earth sweet fuzzy wuzzys have identified as having evil intent upon all nations.
    I don’t doubt the moz women & kids were as nasty as all hell to the highly tolerant natives of these islands. 1. From inherent racism in islamonazism, & 2. From being pissed off having to live in a safe place instead of garnering all the benefits of making it to a first world country.
    Don’t tell me there aren’t plenty of safe areas in Moslem countries both at war & not. Fleeing or migrating specifically to a western nation to ‘fleece’ it is & should be seen as an act of aggression.
    Keep up the good work President Trump you’re all Aces.

  3. Excellent!! I wonder if the former DHS whistleblower, Philip Haney, who was a founding member of DHS, is now advising the President. He was interviewed by Ginni Thomas (wife of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas) recently and expressed his hope that he could work with the new Administration. Phil is very articulate on CVE and many other issues pertaining to Islam and Islamic terrorism.

  4. Hey folks, do you notice that non of Satan Obama’s tricks passes by our President Trump. He is REALLY serious about our safety.

  5. I wouldnt bother wasting the money, Id just use it to deport em all and destroy all mosques in the country. Those that protest would go too. No Muslims no problem

  6. I think it would be a benefit for President Trump to read the chapter in Reliance of the Traveller: Islamic Sacred Law titled JIHAD, page 599 to 605/Chapter o9.0. This chapter defines the Muslims in 2 areas of jihad and they are A) the fighter or what we call radical and B) the non fighter who is lesser than the fighter but is demanded to support the fighter with silence, food, shelter, weapons or whatever that fighter needs because the fighters are held in high esteem in Islam.

    In a nut shell people have been brain washed to believe Islam has been hijacked by the fighter when actually he is commanded to fight according to sharia law. All other Muslims appear to be the victims of that hijacking and sadly this is what Islam wanted to happen for people not to judge the non violent Muslim, for Islam a fool proof plan still working and for the rest of us, our history, culture and way of life is continually being attacked by Islamic demands.

  7. The MUSLIM TERRORIST LOVER in the White House perpetrated CONTINUAL TREASON on the nation he was Paid to Serve. Why was he never
    prosecuted for treason?

    Will the TRAITOR ever be prosecuted for treason?

    Did ISIS Send a Private THANK YOU NOTE to BROTHER OBAMA?

    It would have been IMPOSSIBLE for ISIS to have seized the huge swath of territory, Mass Murder, Crucify, Behead, and Capture Many Thousands of Yazidi and Christian girls for Sex Slaves and Constantly Torture and Constantly Gang Rape the girls without the help of brother Obama.

    Did ISIS send a Private THANK YOU NOTE to BROTHER OBAMA?

    The Obama regime regarded ISIS as a U.S. STRATEGIC ASSET.

    For decades, Western leaders financed, armed and trained barbaric Muslim terrorist savages to replace legitimate governments

    ISIS perpetrated Satanic Atrocities in the Savage Slaughter of unarmed innocents in Paris.

    U.S. and Western leaders and Turkey were PARTNERS with ISIS.

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/05/24/as-weve-long-suspected-barack-hussein-obama-has-been-supporting-the-creation-of-an-islamic-state-even-before-there-was-isis/
    DECLASSIFIED 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document reveals: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”

    The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

    Western governments fundamentally see ISIS as their own tool for regime change in Syria…

    CIA sending Al Qaeda rebels weapons to fight the Syrian military.

  8. His Name is TREASON. For 8 Very Long Years, TRAITOR Obama, inflicted Terrible Damage and Destruction on America and the Free World.

    God-Hater Obama protected ISIS like a mother hen lovingly guards her chicks. ISIS Savages were the Big Favourites of the BLOOD STAINED Marxist/Muslim Brotherhood Obama regime.

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/11/18/why-did-the-obama-regime-order-the-u-s-military-to-warn-isis-fuel-truck-drivers-in-syria-to-scatter-before-we-started-bombing-their-trucks/
    ISIS LIVES MATTER? Why did Obama order the U.S. military to warn ISIS fuel truck drivers in Syria to scatter before we started bombing their trucks?

  9. Every Leftist, Leftist Billionaire George Soros, other Leftist Globalist Billionaires, Every Devout Muslim and Every Muslim Terrorist Organisation

    and one of the world’s TOP Muslim leaders, Barack Hussein Obama, will be OUTRAGED by Wonderful Donald Trump’s patriotism.

    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2016/12/27/another-pro-isis-move-by-obama-that-donald-trump-will-have-to-stop/
    Dec 27 2016
    ANOTHER pro-ISIS move by Obama that Donald Trump will have to stop
    Obama just signed a bill allowing more shipments of U.S. weapons to anti-Assad forces in Syria, so-called ‘rebels’ which include al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra as well as the Islamic State (ISIS).

  10. Where is the list …. of terror plots …. discovered and reported by Muslims …. in an effective and timely way …. that resulted in the “abortion” of those plots ?

  11. Radical my ass! Moe said he was made victorious with terror. Allah said he would and did cast terror. Allah commands ‘slimes to strike terror and terrify. Allah awards Brownie Points for terror attacks. That is normative, not extreme or radical.
    Radical, extreme, hujacked and perverted are accursed lies when prefixed to Islam!
    Believers are only those who fight in Allah’s cause, killing and being killed. Get rid of them.

  12. Trump needs to fire all Muslim Government employees with known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The outreach experiment to Muslim Brotherhood officials with top secret clearance is a flawed leftist policy that puts American forces at risk.

  13. which group do you want to look after your safety and security The Trump Transition Team or the closet muslim bunch who have already sold out to the opposition .Want the job done I know which team I want they uphold the Constitution not trying to destroy it.like smuck kerry and muslim in chief obummer..The tradgedy in Yemen has treason written all over it another Bengarzi betrayal of the mighty Seals.

  14. perhaps a new “program” is in order as well, it could be called “countering communist subversive terrorism on campus” after milo free speech shut down at berkley