The House is set to pass a bill Thursday that authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue to force politically correct training upon its law enforcement agents.
The GOP-backed “Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act,” has some on Capitol Hill asking why the House would authorize the DHS’ “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) programs–which can effectively prohibit government agents from further investigating individuals suspected of radical Islamic ties–even after the Orlando terror attack that left 49 people dead.
The legislation establishes boards to perpetuate CVE training and $50 million dollars has already been appropriated to fund it and grow infrastructure.
“People are questioning why they would do this at all with the countering violent extremism language in it and spending $50 million that they already have to train in violent extremism, which is the ‘Don’t use sharia. Don’t use the terminology jihad,” One insider mentioned. “It’s all of this stuff that caused the FBI to let the [Orlando] shooter go and not shut down the mosque that was radicalizing him.”
In 2011 both the Justice Department and the DHS launched a full-fledged effort to purge training material that would be considered offensive to Muslims. This purge included not only training documents but also instructors and counter-terrorism experts whose curriculum the administration deemed to be culturally insensitive to those of the Islamic faith.
As a result, The Blaze’s Patrick Poole reported, the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties distributed a list of “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Do’s and Don’ts” to government agencies. Included in the DHS training ban were “self-professed ‘Muslim reformers,’” that DHS cautioned “may further an interest group agenda instead of delivering generally accepted, unbiased information.”
Additionally, the DHS warns, “Don’t use training that relies on fear or conspiracies to motivate law enforcement. Don’t use training premised on theories with little or no evidence to support them. Examples (from the report “Manufacturing the Muslim Menace”) of unsubstantiated theories include…Mainstream Muslim organizations are fronts for Islamic political organizations who true desire is to establish Sharia law in America.”
The first section of the House bill, titled “Amplifying Local Efforts to Root Out Terror,” is intended to spread DHS’ current CVE training from local jurisdictions to local law enforcement.
Additionally, under the subtitle “Coordination,” the DHS appears to be given a loose leash as far as oversight with its activities is concerned: the HDS only has to cooperati “to the extent practicable.”
“To the extent practicable, in providing the training under subsection (a), the Secretary shall coordinate with the heads of other Federal agencies engaged in community outreach related to countering violent extremism and shall also coordinate with such agencies in the administration of related activities, including community awareness briefings,” the bill reads.
The Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act, is expected to be voted on by House members on Thursday.