Feds Step up Terrorist Recruitment Fight in U.S.

Josh Gerstein, Politico, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Government is planning to step up its fight against recruiting of Americans by groups like the Islamic State in the Iraq and the Levant, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday.

In a video message posted on the Justice Department’s website, Holder said a series of cities “across the nation” will be be chosen to participate in a pilot program that will involve an extra effort to combat the message of groups like ISIL and to intervene with those susceptible to that message before they take action.

“These programs will bring together community representatives, public safety officials, religious leaders, and United States Attorneys to improve local engagement; to counter violent extremism; and–ultimately–to build a broad network of community partnerships to keep our nation safe,” Holder said. “Under President Obama’s leadership, along with our interagency affiliates, we will work closely with community representatives to develop comprehensive local strategies, to raise awareness about important issues, to share information on best practices, and to expand and improve training in every area of the country. . . . Ultimately, the pilot programs will enable us to develop more effective–and more inclusive–ways to help build the more just, secure, and free society that all Americans deserve.”

A Justice Department official said the specific communities participating in the new effort will not be announced until next month. {snip}

The same official said the new pilot program is aimed at broadening current outreach efforts to involve more people from outside the ranks of law enforcement. “This new initiative will supplement existing efforts by engaging the resources and expertise available from a range of social service providers including education administrators, mental health professionals, and religious leaders to provide more robust support and help facilitate community-led interventions,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Many leaders in the Muslim community are reluctant to work with prosecutors because of deep concern over Federal Bureau of Investigation sting operations used to target potential terrorists. However, efforts in the U.S. to use means other than traditional law enforcement to intervene with individuals susceptible to extremist messages have been few, due to concerns about civil liberties as well as fears about what could happen if that kind of intervention failed in a specific case.

Holder’s statement Monday seemed to acknowledge some of those concerns. While the outreach efforts are expected to focus primarily on communities with large Muslim populations, his video message made no reference to the religion aside from his use of the acronym for the terrorist group which has grabbed attention for its brutal tactics assembling territory across Syria and Iraq.

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  • dd121

    By all means let’s not offend the people who are trying to destroy us.

  • MekongDelta69

    If Eric Hold ‘Em Up is involved, this will be (as the kids would say), an epic fail

  • Why prevent them from leaving? They’ll be out of our hair.

  • Samuel_Morton

    “While the outreach efforts are expected to focus primarily on communities with large Muslim populations…”

    That won’t do for Holder; it’s too close to racial profiling. With Holder’s logic, everyone from two year old white girls to elderly Japanese will be equally taught not to desire to travel to Syria to massacre the infidels.

  • Holder’s statement Monday seemed to acknowledge some of those concerns. While the outreach efforts are expected to focus primarily on communities with large Muslim populations, his video message made no reference to the religion aside from his use of the acronym for the terrorist group which has grabbed attention for its brutal tactics assembling territory across Syria and Iraq.

    Okay, so Eric the Black & Red is going to try to convince people not to run off and join ISIS, but he’s going to do so in a non-discriminatory non-profiling manner. This means I should put my eldest aunt, pushing 90 years young, on notice, that she’s one day soon going to get a visit from the Department of Justice, because they’re going to try to convince her of something I’m sure she really wants to do, join ISIS.

  • libertarian1234

    “Feds Step up Terrorist Recruitment Fight in U.S.,”

    Inundating the country with people who want their brand of religious terrorism to rule has created an enemy within that can never be subdued. If they’re not ousted, then a police state scenario must be in play 24/7/365.

    By the same token, placating blacks when they erupt into rioting, killing, theft, felonious assaults and murders, because they hold views as being false victims, amounts to no less than encouragement for them to explode into chaos whenever they see fit to do so, which is almost any time for almost anything since they’re now out-of-control. Unless they’re ousted, they have to be watched 24/’7/365, because they constitute an enemy within, filled with unchecked hatred.

    And awarding amnesty to Hispanics who want domination and control of this country and admit they intend to take it over in a soft invasion of sheer numbers, makes for a situation where they have to watched and monitored 24/7/365, unless they’re ousted.

    Knowing all this, is there anybody out there like me who understands that if diversity is a strength then so is metastatic cancer?

    • SentryattheGate

      This reminds me of what Ted Kennedy was asked after his 1965 Immigration Act passed. He was asked about Third Worlders, who had openly expressed their dislike of America, being allowed to immigrate here. He said that it was okay, because we are the “land of free speech” and that they hadn’t done anything yet! Traitor!

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      ” If they’re not ousted, then a police state scenario must be in play 24/7/365.”

      I think that is the idea.

  • Is this the same DoJ that has warned that white male military veterans are the main terrorist threat, or some imaginary, different Justice Department?

  • Holder is simply wasting money again, just as he constantly wastes money on searching for racist cops and hate groups. Muzzies are not going to pay the slightest attention to the PC “outreach” that this crazy like a fox Negro brings to their peoples.

    A real MAN would step up to the microphone and say, “I support the total elimination of Muslim immigration into the US and the deportation of those already here.”

  • relanorma

    How about we give them a monetary incentive to leave, and prevent their reentry?

  • IstvanIN

    I am for anything that gets them to leave the country.

  • Leon NJ

    We wouldn’t need outreach efforts if everyone assimilated to OUR community!

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    “Feds Step up Terrorist Recruitment Fight in U.S.”

    Here is a good place to start: www[dot]cia[dot]gov/careers/opportunities

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  • Periapsis

    They will do nothing to stop recruitment for Muslim terror movements, they are far more interested in preventing whites from organizing effective guerilla movements, let alone political or social movements to assert and defend their legitimate interests.

  • Islam is a “hate cult” based on the life of muhammad . . . islam recruits itself