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Muslim Groups Are Refusing Federal Funds Aimed At Combatting Violent Extremism

By Jim Jamitis, RedState:

Some Islamic groups have apparently decided that opposing the Trump administration’s efforts to combat terrorism is more important than working to prevent the growth of violent extremism in their communities.

Federal grants are being offered to Islamic schools and organizations for programs that would counteract the forces that may radicalize certain individuals. These are no small sums of cash they’re being offered but some groups are refusing the money citing President Trump’s rhetoric as the reason.

The program offering these grants is the same one started by Barack Obama under the generic, politically correct name “Countering Violent Extremism.” It is one of the triggers for candidate Trump’s criticism that the Obama administration lacked the clarity to identify radical Islamic extremism as the predominant terrorism threat in the world.

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