The greatest achievement in the history of the Muslim Brotherhood has been its successful subversion of the American intelligence community over the past fifteen years or so. Carefully placed agents of the Ikhwan have managed to persuade the Pentagon, the CIA, and the FBI that examining Islamic doctrine and law is not only a form of ethnic and religious discrimination, but also helps to validate the ideology of the “radicals” who commit violent terror attacks in the name of Islam. By some unspecified magical process, any study of Islamic law by the DIA or the FBI would cause the “extremists” to believe even more fervently in their misinterpretation of Islam, and help draw other misguided adherents to their violent cause. Therefore intelligence and law enforcement professionals must never, ever examine the ideology of Islam or consider it as a possible motive behind any terrorist attack.
Instead an entire new bureaucratic structure has been built around the concept of “Countering Violent Extremism” — which has no inherent meaning, and is just as real as phlogiston. Normally an “extreme” ideology is an extreme version of something — the word should, after all, be an implied comparative modifier of some unmentioned substantive.
But not Violent Extremism. It is kind of just hanging out there in the aether, somehow causing people named Mohammed and Hassan to blow things up and behead people while shouting “Allahu akhbar!”
The only time the CVE will ever be applied by federal, state, or local law enforcement will be in operations against men who carry firearms and drive vehicles sporting Gadsden Flag bumper stickers. Then it will come in very handy — just wait and see.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this video:
Previously: Part 1.