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AUDIT REVEALS THE U.S. IS POURING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO CVE INTERNATIONALLY

In 2015, the Obama administration hosted its first Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, which brought together local, federal, and international leaders to discuss “concrete steps” to take to “develop community-oriented approaches to counter hateful extremist ideologies that radicalize, recruit or incite to violence.” Domestically, this summit resulted in the establishment of new roles in the government (full-time CVE coordinator, CVE task force, etc.) along with millions of dollars earmarked in CVE grants. For example, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided $10 million in federal grants for Fiscal Year 2016 to support “programs, projects, and activities that prevent recruitment or radicalization to violence by interrupting those efforts, building community-level resilience to them, and identifying the early signs of radicalization to violence and providing appropriate interventions through civic organizations, law enforcement or other entities.” Although purportedly designed in the interests of national security, CVE programs threaten the civil rights of U.S. […]

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Sajid Javid warns of ‘naked populism’ in US

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has condemned “naked populism” in the US and described chants made at a Donald Trump rally as “completely unacceptable”. Mr Trump disavowed chants of “send her back” aimed at Democratic congresswoman and US citizen Ilhan Omar. Mr Javid said he was “deeply concerned” about polarisation in parts of the US. In a speech, he also warned of racism propelling extremist politicians to power around the world. Speaking about the chants, Mr Javid said: “This is going on in the US today. Imagine if people were saying to me “send him back”. Read more