The Trump Administration is revamping the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE program. It will now be called “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,”and will no longer target groups such as white supremacists according to a Reuters report.
This is despite:
- the presence of more than 892 active hate groups in the United States;
- the fact that anti-government violence extremism is the greatest threat cited by law enforcement — more than Al-Qaeda inspired extremism (see below); and
- Islam-inspired terror attacks “accounted for 50 fatalities over the past 13 and a half years.” while right-wing extremists averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities.”
For those who poo-pooed complaints over the hiring of Steve Bannon, make no mistake that the White House is pursuing a white supremacist agenda.