August 25, 2014 Executive Director Humera Khan talks to NPR OnPoint about why Westerners are joining ISIS. http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/08/25/western-jihadi-syria-isis-iraq-foley
Expert Roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)”
In June 2014, Muflehun participated in a one and a half day expert roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)” organized by Hedayah and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism—the Hague (ICCT). The meeting included approximately 25 leading experts to examine the different requirements for an effective counter-narrative framework and provide recommendations on its implementation. The discussions used a background paper by Dr. Alex P. Schmid as a starting point to… Read More »Expert Roundtable on “Developing an Effective Counter-Narrative Framework for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)”
Hearing: Women’s Education: Promoting Development, Countering Radicalism, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
On April 3, 2014, Muflehun Executive Director Humera Khan testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on “Women’s Education: Promoting Development, Countering Radicalism.” Video link and transcript available here: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-women-s-education-promoting-development-countering-radicalism
GCTF Workshop- Action Plan For Using Community Oriented Policing As a Tool For Countering Violent Extremism
In March 2014 Muflehun participated at a Global CounterTerrorism Forum (GCTF) “Workshop to Develop An Action Plan For Community Oriented Policing As a Tool For Countering Violent Extremism.”
The Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program recently published a report “Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project” referencing the work of Muflehun and our Internet Safety Workshop as an example of a successful partnership between religious communities and government agencies in countering violent extremism. The full report can be downloaded here.
The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) community lost a battle when President Obama chose to believe the words of terrorists over the words of his own citizens who have repeatedly said “jihad can never be used to justify terrorism.” The usage of language is of critical importance in trying to win this “battle of wills and ideas” as President Obama referenced in his Counterterrorism Strategy address at NDU on May 23,… Read More »The Importance of Language in Winning the Battle of Wills & Ideas
In April, Muflehun ran the second “Internet Safety Workshop- What Parents Need to Knows” to an audience of 100 parents at ADAMS. The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office and FBI WFO gave the first presentation, talking at length about youths’ online behavior, their tendency to be technologically savvier than their parents, and the pernicious threats they are vulnerable to online. The Deputy Sheriff and FBI Special Agent discussed ways children innocuously… Read More »Event: “Internet Safety Workshop- What Parents Need to Know”
Muflehun launched a new “Fiqh or Fiqhtion?” interactive workshop series for youth at Muslim Spring Camp, attended by 120 youth from four of the largest mosques in the DC metro area. This interactive session with 13-18 year old attendees was aimed at helping youth differentiate between extremist ideologies and mainstream religious teaching through Q/A and dialogue. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to schedule a similar event for your… Read More »Event: “Fiqh or Fiqhtion?” Youth Workshop
In October 2011, during “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” Muflehun organized and launched a new prevention program series “Internet Safety Workshop- What Parents Need to Know.” With the well attended pilot hosted at ADAMS, the objective was to raise awareness in parents regarding the full spectrum of internet based predators that target their families, both their physical bodies as well as their minds. The presentations on internet predators were organized… Read More »Event: “Internet Safety Workshop- What Parents Need to Know”
The Congressional Research Service report “American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat“ by authors Jerome Bjelopera and Mark Randol has been updated as of Dec 10, 2010 to include several new incidents that took place between October and November 2010. The new version of the report can be downloaded from the FAS website.