A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

Sharing core norms and values
Posted Sep 26, 2013 | Council for Foreign Relations, Ed Hussain

A combination of religious literalism and conspiratorial politics is at the core of the anti-Western ideology of Al-Qaeda and its ideological affiliates:  extremist understandings of God's law should be enforced; violent jihad is a Muslim obligation until ‘God's law’ is manifest; those who die pursuing it are martyrs; and the greatest obstacle to Islam's dominance is the modern West. In this article from the Council for Foreign Relations, Ed Hussain argues for the creation of a global venture to support local and community Muslim organisations that forward counter-narratives to violent extremism.



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