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White House Lays Out
Strategy to Fight Violent Extremism
White House officials say al-Qaida remains the biggest terror threat to the United States, but that government efforts to combat violent extremism should not focus solely on Islamic radicals.
Below is a link to the President’s plan for how
the Federal Government will support and help empower American
communities and their local partners to prevent violent extremism. You
can read the plan “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent
Extremism in the United States” here:
While the report said al-Qaida and its affiliates are the "pre-eminent"
threat to the United States, it also said the government should work to
counter al-Qaida's claim that the U.S. is "at war with Islam," saying
intelligence efforts focusing on a single form of extremism are