How America Can Work With The Global Muslim Community To Combat Extremism
The Shirazi Foundation attended an event hosted by The Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and The Alliance for Practical Policy Solutions, titled, How America Can Work With The Global Muslim Community To Combat Extremism. A panel of experts sought to explain various aspects of the acceptance and rejections to programs that are offered to the Muslim communities that are allegedly put in place for the overall safety every American citizen regardless of their religious practices. Experts made important points that racial attacks in America far exceed the threats of any domestic extremist who become radicalized by false erroneous interpretations of the Islamic faith.
While so little attention is paid to the large vast majority of Muslims who share the same values of peace and brotherly love as any other average citizen living in the U.S.Experts explained that the conversation of combating extremism can not take place while leaving out the effects of foreign policy, in which countries are engaged in selling arms to allies who use those weapons to commit human rights violations against different sects of the Islamic faith. Overall experts agreed that precaution has to be taken in terms of programs such as CVE (Countering Violent Extremism), because of the ramifications it can have on the Muslim community, for example, community surveillance and the violation of freedom of speech that is protected by the first amendment.