From: The Stream

Obama’s call for Muslims to counter ‘violent extremism’

What role should Muslims play in the White House’s counter-extremism strategy?

US counter-terrorism efforts need the involvement of American Muslims, according to President Barack Obama. Speaking at the White House “Countering Violent Extremism” summit, Obama acknowledged mistrust between Muslim communities and law enforcement but stressed the importance of having Muslims at the table to help shape strategies and partnerships moving forward. So, how should Muslims respond?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Shahed Amanullah @shahed
Co-founder, Affinis Labs
affinislabs.com

Ahmed Younis @ahmedyounisjd
Adjunct Professor, Chapman University

Hina Shamsi @HinaShamsi
Director, National Security Project, ACLU
aclu.org

Arsalan Suleman @Arsalan_Suleman
Acting envoy to the OIC
www.state.gov

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