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  • George Floyd's family lawyer sends 'urgent' request for the UN to intervene in the investigation into his 'torture' and killing and to recommend police reforms 'to stop further abuses of African Americans'

    06/09/2020 3:59:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    The lawyer representing the family of George Floyd has urged the United Nations to intervene in the investigation of the black man's police-related slaying. --- Crump says he wants the UN to make recommendations for systematic police reforms, including a de-escalating techniques, independent prosecutors and autopsies for every extrajudicial police killing, 'in an effort to stop further human rights abuses.' --- Crump's request to the UN also comes as Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd , will reportedly testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week.
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 94 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the “Strong Cities Network,” the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against “violent extremism.” A new position within the Justice Department – yet to be filled – will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or “extremists.” The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as “sovereign citizens.” The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the “domestic terrorism counsel,” will serve as the main point of contact...
  • REMEMBERING: Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism [U.N.]

    06/08/2020 9:02:06 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 11 replies
    excerpt: "Cities are vital partners in international efforts to build social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism. Local communities and authorities are the most credible and persuasive voices to challenge violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations in their local contexts. While many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale. “The Strong Cities Network will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration,” said Attorney...
  • Trump is right, violent extremists on both sides are a threat

    08/17/2017 1:53:34 PM PDT · by USA-FRANCE · 35 replies
    <p>It is a canard that by calling out left-wing violence the president was implicitly endorsing violence from the right, especially since he explicitly condemned neo-Nazism. Trump was fully within a time-honored intellectual tradition when he denounced “both sides” that were rioting in Charlottesville. After World War II, scholars and policymakers recognized that totalitarianism was not the exclusive product of either branch of the accepted democratic right/left political spectrum.</p>
  • Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism

    08/18/2017 1:36:37 PM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    The FBI also focuses on education for different catalysts for radicalization designed to help the public increase awareness of radicalization. These products are widely disseminated to the law enforcement and community partners for further engagement with the public, and demand continues to increase for additional products. The FBI has a website, Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism, specifically designed for the public and for use by educators and community leaders and organizations for school-age children. Visits to the site average nearly 7,400 a month. Also in reaching out to communities, the FBI has produced other...
  • Kerry team: Fight violent extremism with 'television drama series' [Afghanistan]

    03/24/2016 8:36:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/16 5:56 PM | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department on Wednesday offered a grant worth up to $1.5 million to produce a “television drama series” aimed at “countering violent extremism among young people in contemporary Afghan society.” The U.S. mission to Afghanistan put out the grant offer. “This grant will fund the development and broadcast of a television drama series in which young people grapple with everyday frustrations and lack of opportunity, while growing and learning through new experiences,” the offer said. …
  • Obama to meet with Nordic leaders in May

    03/18/2016 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 18, 2016 10:16 AM EDT
    … The White House says the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will meet with Obama at the White House on May 13. The summit will include talks on environmental initiatives, nuclear security and countering violent extremism. …
  • (Screencap)"A Muslim is a Christian who practices the Jewish Law" (Violent Extremism Narrative)

    02/23/2016 9:26:14 AM PST · by wtd · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 20, 2016 | Stephen Coughlin
    Must see to believe: Below, I link to Stephen Coughlin videos explaining the Countering Violent Extremism narrative. A screen shot illustrates the insanity of what was provided as 'approved narrative' by the current administration to: Battle Command Training BCTC-135 ESC-193 MP BN-20 EN BN Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace LDESP 1-3 December 2009 @ Fort Hood, TX (same year as Fort Hood attack)1530-1645, Module 6 - The Theology of Islam Dr. Louay Safi, Islamic Society of North America Screencap: "A Muslim is a Christian who practices the Jewish Law"Watch the whole thing here - in two parts: Stephen...
  • Obama can defeat violent extremism with hugs and other treats for terrorists | Satire

    11/03/2015 1:07:21 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 3, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my (imaginary) friend, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of green unicorns, for which his Save the Unicorns Foundation has received substantial Federal grants. We are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as...
  • A New Global Police to Fight “Violent Extremism” in the U.S.?

    10/06/2015 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Why exactly does Obama want the “Strong Cities Network”? The Obama administration plans to create a global police force that counters “violent extremism” in the United States and elsewhere. The problem is that in Obama-speak “violent extremism” refers not only to jihadists wishing to harm Americans but also to conservatives and Tea Party activists. Just ask all the law-abiding right-of-center nonprofit groups targeted by Lois Lerner’s IRS during the Obama presidency. Ominously, President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the Strong Cities Network last week at the United Nations. America’s chief executive, who speaks in hushed and reverent...
  • Exploiting Ignorance in the Post Subversion Phase, Assessing What ISIS Wants....

    09/08/2015 2:55:11 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Unconstrained Analytics ^ | 14 August 2015 | Stephen Coughlin
    AN UNCONSTRAINED ANALYTICS REPORT Exploiting Ignorance in the Post Subversion PhaseAssessing What ISIS Wants in Light of the ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ NarrativeStephen Coughlin 14 August 2015 Graeme Wood’s March 2015 Atlantic article “What ISIS Really Wants” brought back a few bad memories from my days at the Pentagon, where I was mobilized to the Joint Staff Intelligence after 9/11. One such memory was the frequent assertion, beginning around 2003, that “Sistani is a ‘quietist’.” Another was the March 2007 Foreign Affairs article “The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood.” As both narratives supported strategic distractions, the fact that the two came together in...
  • What Congress is About to Pass Could Shut Down My Website

    07/28/2015 10:53:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    LTC Allen West ^ | 7/28/15 | LTC Allen West
    We’ve recently brought to your attention two instances of nebulous language: the comments of retired General Wesley Clark about putting extremists in internment camps, and the new order making parts of our immigration naturalization oath optional for certain “religious” groups. Words have meaning, and when they’re not specific, they’re left to interpretation. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has demonstrated such by redefining the taxing authority of the Congress, as well as what a State means when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. And now we have yet another example of dangerously nebulous language emanating from Capitol...
  • McCaul: DHS Spending 'More Money' on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists

    05/11/2015 10:00:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-11-15 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current "threat environment" is as high as he's ever seen it, and although the U.S. has "done a very good job" in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration "has done enough" to counter "homegrown violent extremism." McCaul noted that President Obama's budget "allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism. "In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the...
  • 'Perverting' Islam, Obama Misquotes Scripture

    03/06/2015 1:42:33 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | PAUL SPERRY
    ... while hosting last week's "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism," Obama recited a verse from the Muslim holy book like so: "The Quran says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind." A beautiful passage — if only it were as he states it. The Quranic verse the president quotes — 5:32 — actually condones killing those who "murder" Muslims, "wage war against Allah" or spread "mischief in the land." Mischief is defined as "treason against Allah," and the very next verse — 5:33 — calls for guilty infidels to be beheaded. Obama glosses over...
  • White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer – No Other Faiths Represented

    02/19/2015 4:08:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | Feb 19 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press. Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress. “In translation those verses of the Quran mean ‘Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, it’s as if he has slain mankind...
  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

    01/30/2015 9:41:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2015 6:37 PM EST | Julie Pace
    Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of “Islamic extremism,” settling for the more generic “violent extremism.” This week, the White House struggled to explain why the administration sometimes classifies the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist organization—and sometimes does not. The rhetorical wrangling underscores the extent to which a president who pledged to end to his predecessor’s war on terror is still navigating how to explain the threats...
  • Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic

    01/23/2015 8:08:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 23, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    Kerry: Violent Extremism Is Not Islamic By KEN DILANIAN DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary
  • Kerry at Davos: Don’t Blame Muslims for Crimes Not Committed by Muslims Alone

    01/24/2015 5:19:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Here is an excerpt from John Kerry's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Against this enemy, we are increasingly organizing and fighting back, but in doing so we have to also keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone – crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose, crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals with a distorted...
  • Kerry: Violent extremism is not Islamic

    01/23/2015 10:10:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 12:58 PM EST | Ken Dilanian
    Violent extremists who are killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. …
  • Obama Lauds King’s ‘Courage of Convictions’; Biden to Lead U.S. Delegation to Saudi Arabia

    01/23/2015 8:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/23/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama hailed late Saudi King Abdullah, who died at age 90 after a battle with pneumonia, as leading the kingdom “through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.” “He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region,” Obama said of the Saudi plan that would recognize Israel in exchange for concessions including pulling back to pre-1967 borders. “At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his...