Thursday, February 2, 2017

It’s not the jihadists

The nasty guy wants to rename the US gov’t program “Countering Violent Extremism” to “Countering Islamic Extremism.” No big deal? The name change would mean the program would no longer work against white supremacists, anti-choice terrorists, and other violent ideologies. These groups have caused a lot more harm and pain to Americans than jihadists have.

The program would also no longer look into violence against women. Since that is something the nasty guy has admitted to of course he would not want a federal program dealing with that.

Melissa McEwen of Shakesville points out that a huge number of the American acts of mass violence over the years have been perpetrated by men who had previously expressed, usually acted on, a hatred for women. This includes the guy who shot up the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and the one who opened fire at the Sandy Hook School. Yet, say McEwen, authorities miss the common thread, or more chillingly, dismiss it because domestic violence is so prevalent.

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