In Focus: Countering Violent Extremism

New In Focus now available on Countering Violent Extremism.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, “The term ‘countering violent extremism,’ or CVE, refers to proactive actions to counter efforts by extremists to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize followers to violence. Fundamentally, CVE actions intend to address the conditions and reduce the factors that most likely contribute to recruitment and radicalization by violent extremists.” The causes of violent extremism in the U.S. are often tied to Islamic groups, as highlighted in the House Homeland Security Terrorist Snapshots. However, this is not just a domestic problem, nor is it limited to ideological groups. Attacks such as the 2018 attack on the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, and the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 14, 2019, were perpetrated by hate-inspired individuals with racist views.

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