Was obama right about the crusades and islamic extremism

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The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semi-automatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist group.” And yet, caught on tape, he had refused to help “do something” violent, as it might injure innocents, and no terrorism charges were ever lodged against him.

Jameel Scott thought he was exercising his rights when he went to challenge an Israeli official’s lecture at Manchester University. But the teenager’s presence at the protest with fellow socialists made him the subject of police surveillance for the next two years. Counterterrorism agents visited his parents, his relatives, his school. They asked him for activists’ names and told him not to attend demonstrations. They called his mother and told her to move the family to another neighborhood. Although he doesn’t identify as Muslim, Jameel had become another face of the presumed homegrown terrorist.

The new front in the War on Terror is the “homegrown enemy,” domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures of policing and surveillance in the United States and across Europe. Domestic surveillance has mushroomed—at least 100,000 Muslims in America have been secretly under scrutiny. British police compiled a secret suspect list of more than 8,000 al-Qaeda “sympathizers,” and in another operation included almost 300 children fifteen and under among the potential extremists investigated. MI5 doubled in size in just five years.

Based on several years of research and reportage, in locations as disparate as Texas, New York, and Yorkshire, and written in engrossing, precise prose, this is the first comprehensive critique of counterradicalization strategies. The new policy and policing campaigns have been backed by an industry of freshly minted experts and liberal commentators. The Muslims Are Coming! looks at the way these debates have been transformed by the embrace of a narrowly configured and ill-conceived antiextremism.
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Obama brings up slavery, crusades at prayer breakfast

Last week President Obama spoke about faith, doubt, violence, and extremism, and was roundly criticized by many conservatives for what they saw as the "anti-Christian" tone of his remarks.
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Obama takes fire for Crusades comparison

Washington CNN Would be presidential hopefuls including Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal seized on President Barack Obama's comparison of Islamic extremism to the Christian Crusades and other violent excesses during Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, decrying the comments as "inappropriate" and "insulting to every person of faith. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Obama brings up slavery, crusades at prayer breakfast Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, referred to Obama's comments as a "history lesson" that ignores "the issue right in front of his nose. Obama on radical Islam

We only ship to addresses in the USA. Live somewhere else? Please order from our international distributor. Click Here. Martin Davidson, leadership professor at the Darden Business School, is an expert on global diversity. A hullabaloo arose because the President juxtaposed Christian and Islamic extremism against one another, urging U. Christians to practice humility when analyzing and acting against brutal violence perpetrated by Islamic extremists like ISIL.

President Obama has enraged American Christians by urging them not to "get on a high horse" over atrocities committed in the name of Islam. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, with the Dalai Lama in attendance, Obama said people should consider the history of "terrible deeds" committed in the name of Christ before describing violent extremism as an problem exclusive to Islam. Of religion's ability to inspire both compassion and murder, the President said: "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. This comparison has drawn blistering criticism from politicians and pundits who claim the President should focus on defeating Isis instead of criticising Christianity. This goes further to the point that Mr. Obama does not believe in America or the values we all share.

Jay Michaelson's Breaking Down President Obama's Point About Christian Crusades and Islamic Extremism does a nice job of providing historical information.
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For three years, as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, I would not and could not utter that phrase. No one in the Obama administration could or did. And for all of that time, we were collectively excoriated by conservatives, Republicans and Donald J. Trump said, referring to Hillary Clinton at a presidential debate last year. The implication is that we were all somehow too timid or too politically correct to say it.

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  1. US president defends his choice not to pose fight against extremism in religious terms.

  2. The conservative Twitterverse is all riled up because at Thursday's (Feb. 5) National Prayer Breakfast (an event founded and run by the.

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