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Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:08 PM

American Muslims Adopt Two-Pronged Approach To Combating Extremism

This plan of action makes a great deal of sense http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/12/21/3734351/american-muslims-adopt-two-pronged-approach-to-combating-extremism/

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from American Muslim organizations met at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Monday to announce the launch of a two-pronged approach to combat extremism in the wake of the Paris attacks and San Bernardino and the ensuing anti-Muslim rhetoric and political incitement.

The United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, said this new program would focus on steering Muslim youths away from extremist propaganda associated with groups like ISIS and simultaneously oppose hate speech and inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric at Monday’s press conference.

The USCMO said that imams at mosques around the country will work to engage Muslim youth and steer them away from extremist rhetoric. The initiative is also working with interfaith groups in community outreach. One way they plan to spread awareness and understanding is to make mosques and Islamic centers more open to members of the general public.

Speaking at the event, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Muslim Alliance in North America, said mosques would strive to do a “better job of reaching out to young people” about “how to avoid seductive approaches from ISIS and others on the internet.”

American intelligence officials say ISIS uses the internet and social media to reach out to disaffected youth and help them “rejoin the mainstream.” They also said they will help young people “push back against Islamophobia” through political initiatives. Imams will also focus on youth at Friday sermons in order to direct them away from the negative influences of extremist groups — something many imams have been doing for some time.

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Reply American Muslims Adopt Two-Pronged Approach To Combating Extremism (Original post)
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2015 OP
Let it go Dec 2015 #1
Gunslinger201 Dec 2015 #2
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2015 #3
Grumpy Pickle Dec 2015 #4
Lefty Dec 2015 #5
Grumpy Pickle Dec 2015 #11
Lefty Dec 2015 #6
Dexter Morgan Dec 2015 #16
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2015 #17
Dexter Morgan Dec 2015 #19
Listener Dec 2015 #20
GoodCraic Dec 2015 #7
Lefty Dec 2015 #8
Thorson Dec 2015 #9
Da Mannn Dec 2015 #10
screenstar Dec 2015 #12
Listener Dec 2015 #21
Supercalifragilistic Dec 2015 #13
Immacolata Dec 2015 #14
Tin Ear Dec 2015 #15
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2015 #18
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2015 #22

Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:15 PM

1. The San Bernardino murderers weren't youths. They were adults.

This is so inadequate it's not funny.

Where is the program to turn in those who speak of jihad or extremism?

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:17 PM

2. Sorry, But I'm Skeptical

I know what Taqiyah is

and I'm Convinced CAIR is a front group for the Terrorists


if USCMO is legit, good But where have they been before now?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:33 PM

3. I have some friends who are lawyers with CAIR

They are top notched lawyers and good people. CAIR, the ADL and the ACLU all have common interests and tend to work together when it makes sense

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:44 PM

4. CAIR needs to spend it`s money on identifying the radicals in their communities.

Until they do that, nobody will take them seriously.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 10:06 PM

5. CAIR was declared a terrorist org.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_on_American%E2%80%93Islamic_Relations

In 2007 the organization was named, along with 245 others, by U.S. Federal prosecutors in a list of unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation, which in 2009 caused the FBI to cease working with CAIR outside of criminal investigations due to its designation. CAIR was never charged with any crime, and it complained that the designation had tarnished its reputation. It has also been criticized for allegedly publishing propaganda and has been listed as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates.6]

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Response to Lefty (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:09 AM

11. Yep...but their recent PR campaign in the US

has them pretending to be the `ACLU-like` muslim defender organization.

They are also reported being funded by Saudi Arabia.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 10:07 PM

6. Listed as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:39 PM

16. CAIR, the ADL and the ACLU all have common interests..Yes they do,they want to destroy America..

Duh!

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:10 AM

17. Silly but sad conservative

These groups are protecting the Constitution and the First Amendment.

I need to make another contribution soon to the ACLU and the ADL

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:07 PM

19. Contribution soon? Are you waiting for mammy to give you your pocket money?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 04:13 PM

20. Now you're just showing you want to believe something

There's no evidence for that.

Now that Muslims are doing what has been demanded of them, it's still not believable, so that demand was never sincere to begin with.



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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 10:08 PM

7. This is a load of crap.

Youth outreach is a cop out. Anything short of what the Muslim Reform Movement is asking for isn't good enough.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 10:13 PM

8. IMO the claim of islamophobia is being used to prevent honest open discussion in some cases.

We're not dealing with just the US. It's all fine and dandy that orgs are trying to prevent radicalization here in the US but the over whelming majority are not living in the US.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 11:42 PM

9. So, what were they teaching their youth before that they need to change now?

Extremism has been going on a long time. Seems kind of odd they they haven't talked to their youth before now.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 11:48 PM

10. Two prong approach: Deny and Lie

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:51 AM

12. Muslims believe in

the extermination of all life, however it manifests itself.
The very concept of Life or anything being allowed to live is anathema to Islam, therefore "haram" (forbidden).
All life of any and every kind must be extinguished as soon as possible by any means to fulfill what is written in the Koran.
The very concept of anything living/being allowed to live is haram and extremely offensive to Muslims, according to their "holy" book.

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Response to screenstar (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 04:15 PM

21. Wow what an expert you are

That's a way to make it easy!

What about Armageddon? We're the ones that specifically have that in our religion. "The End Times" and all that comes from our religion.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:50 AM

13. Prong #1...Death to Infidels

Prong #2...no bacon

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:35 PM

14. Excellent!

They have a battle in front of them, judging from the disgusting hate expressed by some people in this thread.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 04:38 PM

15. I am disappointed that leaving like clock boy wasn't part of their strategy nt

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 12:27 AM

18. Religious And Civic Leaders Have A Message For Fear-Mongering Candidates

Here are some facts for the conservatives to ignore or not be able to understand http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/22/3734569/religious-civic-leaders-against-anti-muslim-backlash/

“Muslims are our equals,” declared an open letter signed by nearly 50 religious and civic leaders. Printed on a full page of the Washington Post on Monday, the letter decried what it described as “highly offensive remarks” made by “politicians, candidates, and commentators” in recent weeks.

“Our religious principles teach us to love and respect each other, and our civic responsibility demands that we take a public stand against this gross injustice happening before our eyes today,” the letter read, before specifically addressing such injustices. “Simply, suggestions that a Muslim cannot serve as President, or that Muslims should be registered and their mosques closed, are un-American and un-Constitutional.”

Signatories of the letter ranged from rabbis to reverends and from rights’ groups leaders to diplomats.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick,who was the first to sign, worried that fear-mongering has led to leaps of logic.
“I’m scared of the crazy fringe. I’m troubled by it,” he told the Washington Post. “It’s not the world I want to live in.”

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Original post)

Sat Dec 26, 2015, 10:20 AM

22. Montclair synagogue hosting Christmas dinner for Syrian refugees

This made me smile http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/montclair_synagogue_hosting_christmas_dinner_with.html

It was a traditional Jewish Christmas dinner — Chinese food. But the guests at the synagogue in Montclair were neither Jewish nor Christian. They were recently arrived Muslim Syrian refugees.

Feeling concern over the "demonizing of immigrants," members of Bnai Keshet, a Reconstructionist congregation, invited 10 refugee families in Elizabeth to join them Friday night—which also happens to be the start of the Jewish Sabbath.

"They were very enthusiastic," said Kate McCaffrey of Maplewood. "We really have no idea what their experiences with Jews are or what their feelings are. They accepted the invitation overwhelmingly."

The event came about because "members of our congregation and people throughout the Jewish community have really felt called to help the refugees," said Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, the leader of Bnai Keshet.

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