Source: Dissent News Wire

CVE is not our friend

By: Sue Udry

President Obama launched the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program in 2014 on the premise that the government should help guide people away from becoming terrorists. That sounds great, until you examine the program, which, it turns out, targets people based on protected First Amendment activities, and is based on debunked theories of radicalization. The program combines profiling, surveillance, censorship, and even thought control (if a government agent believes you are too radical and may turn to terrorism, you may be eligible for an “intervention”). The program was touted as a way to stop all types of terrorism, from animal rights activism to white supremacy. But in truth, it has focused on Muslims, and had the effect of painting all Muslims as being at risk for becoming terrorists, and also dividing the community. Read more here.

 

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