Source: Star Tribune

Congress narrowly rejects proposal for military to conduct a ‘strategic assessment’ of Islam

By: Jennifer Brooks

The Pentagon won’t be conducting a threat assessment of Islam after all.Tucked into a massive military spending bill was a provision that would have required the Department of Defense to study “the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging.” A narrow majority of the U.S. House of Representatives — including all but one of the members from Minnesota — stripped that proposal out of the bill on Friday. Ellison questioned why a study of religious extremism would focus on just a single faith. Read more here.



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