violent extremism

The Importance of Language in Winning the Battle of Wills & Ideas

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

Muflehun Co-sponsors Event on “Understanding Extremism”

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Muflehun co-sponsored a round-table discussion for government officials and NGOs with Sheikh Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Director and Founder of Dar al Mustafa in Yemen. The event focused on “Understanding Extremism, Embracing Tradition: Can Islamic Theology Help Undermine Violent Extremism?” Habib Umar addressed the issue from the perspective of traditional Islamic scholarship, and highlighted how extremism has no place within the religion of Islam, giving the analogy of the Kharijites… Read More »Muflehun Co-sponsors Event on “Understanding Extremism”

Event: Our Collective Security (Denis McDonough)

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Denis McDonough, the U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor & Assistant to the President of the United States, will be speaking this Sunday Mar 6 at 4:00 pm Eastern on the Obama Administration’s approach to our collective security and countering violent extremism. This special invitation-only event will also feature a group of community leaders and people from different faiths and beliefs, and the following Interfaith Leaders who will address the event:… Read More »Event: Our Collective Security (Denis McDonough)