CVE Digest: Religion

An anti-Muslim narrative has shaped policy for decades. The travel ban will make it worse.

Namira Islam, Vox

June 27, 2018
Need for major CVE programme to engage with Muslim community

Rasheed Kidwai, Observer Research Foundation

June 20, 2018
The Deterioration of Religious Freedom: Tajikistan’s Attempt to Counter Violent Extremism

Alexandra Funk, Human Rights First

November 03, 2016
Religion, Identity, and CVE

Geneive Abdo and Nathan Brown, Middle East Strategy Task Force

September, 2016
Catholic and Shia Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

Catholic News Agency

August 30, 2016
Radical Fear Meets Radical Empathy

Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

July 22, 2016
What’s the Right Way to Think About Religion and ISIS?

Simon Cottee, The Atlantic

July 12, 2016
Defying Extremism: Gendered Responses to Religious Violence

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Updated Intermittently
David Petraeus: Anti-Muslim bigotry aids Islamist terrorists

David Patraeus, Washington Post

May 13, 2016
New Bill Would Ban Religious Discrimination in Immigration

Stav Ziv, Newsweek

May 11, 2016
Cameroon urges religious leaders to join fight against Boko Haram


May 10, 2016
Muslim Leaders Wage Theological Battle, Stoking ISIS’ Anger

Laurie Goodstein, New York Times

May 8, 2016
When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

The Bridge Initiative, Georgetown University

May 2, 2016
The Attack on American Muslims

Chase Madar & Wadie E. Said

Mar 2o, 2016
Prevent strategy ‘sowing mistrust and fear in Muslim communities’

David Batty, The Guardian

Feb 3, 2016
How to Prevent: Extremism and Policy Options

Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Jan 27, 2016
If The Castle Falls: Ideology and Objectives of the Syrian Rebellion

Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Dec 21, 2015
This filmmaker makes a crucial point on Muslim leaders’ struggle to stop radicalization

Max Fisher, VOX

Dec 18, 2015
Is Islam to Blame for Its Extremists?

Manal Omar and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Foreign Policy

Nov 11, 2015
Islam Is a Religion of Violence

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Foreign Policy

Nov 9, 2015
Islam Is a Religion of Peace

Manal Omar, Foreign Policy

Nov 9, 2015
To tackle jihadis, French activist says, ditch reason

Pauline Mevel and Chine Labbe, Reuters

Nov 3, 2015
Why The FBI Is Suspending Its Anti-Extremism Program

Jack Jenkins, Think Progress

Nov 2, 2015
Faith in Islam & Faith in Women: Why Gender Justice is Key to an Islam Without Extremes

Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the UNSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, in ICG’s The Future of Conflict

Oct 30, 2015
What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

Lydia Wilson, The Nation

Oct 21, 2015
Inside the Jihadi Mind: Understanding Ideology and Propaganda

Emman El-Badawy, Milo Comerford and Peter Welby, Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Oct 6, 2015
Investing in Education and Young People to Counter Violent Extremism


Sept 30, 2015
We are at war with an imaginary Islam: Lies, propaganda and the real story of America and the Muslim world

Raymond William Baker, Salon

Sept 26, 2015
Religion-Based Suspicion Masquerading as Counterterrorism Has No Place in America

Danielle Jefferis, American Civil Liberties Union

Sept 24, 2015
East Africa’s Sufi Path to Countering Violent Extremism

Rashid Abdi, International Crisis Group

Sept 15, 2015
Somalis in Minnesota question counter-extremism program targeted at Muslims

Amanda Sperber, The Guardian

Sept 14, 2015
In Maryland, faith leaders and law enforcement fight radicalization

Aaron Miguel Cantu, Al Jazeera America

Sept 12, 2015
The Believer – an in-depth essay about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

William McCants, The Brookings Institution

Sept 1, 2015
Extremism: Inviting the Right Guests to the Table

Erkin Abakirov and Ragini Menon, Search for Common Ground

Aug 12, 2015
I believe in an authority greater than David Cameron’s. Am I an extremist?

Giles Fraser, The Guardian

July 31, 2015
Islamic charities in UK fear they are being unfairly targeted over extremism

Alex Delmar-Morgan, The Guardian

July 22, 2015
David Cameron has made it all about Muslims – without engaging us at all

Mohammed Shafiq, The Guardian

July 20, 2015
The Un-American Way to Tackle Extremism

Arjun Singh Sethi, CNN

July 14, 2015
How This Clever Imam Has Kept Americans From Joining The Islamic State

Igor Volsky and Victoria Fleischer, Think Progress

June 4, 2015

Justine Drennan, Foreign Policy

June 4, 2015

Cora Currier, The Intercept

Jan 21, 2015
Countering Religious Extremism

Ian Linden, Tony Blair Faith Foundation

Sept 23, 2013
A Global Venture to Counter Violent Extremism

Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations

Sept 2013
Preventing Religious Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: A systematic Review of the Research

Kris Christmann, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales



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