There are many worthy causes one can pursue.
There are even times when a central government pursues a worthy cause. Unfortunately, far too often, the goal is either a “bridge too far” or is subterfuge for another, more sinister agenda.
Here’s an example of one worthy cause:
A failed program initiated by the Obama White has now been discontinued, partly thanks to the sudden departure of the program’s director.
First off, can you imagine the government actually believing that it has the capacity to enter into the Islamic communities in the U.S. and change its young members’ beliefs on the meaning of jihad?
This is called extreme hubris.
Talk about a waste of time and money, not mention the fundamental question as to whether the government has any business indoctrinating young people with specific interpretations of religious beliefs, something we thought was declared unconstitutional.
Nevertheless, that’s what the Obama administration through the DHS claimed it was trying to do – change young Muslims’ beliefs regarding jihad so they do not embrace violence.
But it didn’t work at all and now, George Selim has resigned from the DHS as General Kelly departed to become White House Chief of Staff. Selim had been Obama’s point man on this Islamic reeducation program.
“The holdover official responsible for implementing former President Barack Obama’s failed ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ policy at the Department of Homeland Security finally resigned just before DHS Secretary John Kelly departed for the White House.
“George Selim headed the now-defunct CVE program which tried to offer federal support and legal autonomy to Islamic political groups if they redirected Islamic immigrants and youths away from Islamic militancy and jihad.
His resignation spotlighted Kelly’s decision to replace Obama’s failed policy with more direct government involvement in Islamic communities.
Kelly may use his new White House job to make his anti-jihad strategy a government-wide policy.”
“Legal autonomy to Islamic political groups?“ What is that supposed to mean?
That they will be allowed to establish their own laws and courts inside American but not consistent with U.S. federal, state, and local laws?
And in what new form is this effort to take should Chief of Staff Kelly be allowed to pursuit it?
Here’s a look into the failed program and the reason for its failure.
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“The CVE plan failed, in large part, because immigrant Islamic political activists kept raising their demands in negotiations with Obama’s deputies.
For example, some Islamic advocates demanded the FBI stay out of Muslim neighborhoods.
Many activists also refused to admit the role of Islamic texts in motivating Islamic believers to launch Islamic jihad attacks, despite the repeated use of Islamic texts by U.S-based Islamic clerics to urge Islamic attacks.”
This is utterly unnecessary and ill-advised meddling where the U.S. government has no business. To borrow the president’s theme of the importance of a “deal,” this can be made very simple.
You go to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or Iran, and you obey their laws and conduct yourself consistent with their cultural norms. If you don’t like that, stay out or get arrested.
The deal is the same here. If you come to America, you obey our laws and respect the cultural norms in place in this country. If you cannot uphold that part of the deal, then the deal is off and you need to get out.
It’s just that simple. Everyone gets treated the same. That’s called “equality,” everybody.