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Step one to ‘Countering Violent Extremism’: call up local business and religious leaders. Step two: encourage said leaders to engage in a heartfelt tête-à-tête with the potential terrorist.
Yes, thank you Minnesota. That’s its new open-minded plan to discourage locals from joining ISIS. And unsurprisingly, the federal government is backing the plan.
According to Yahoo News:
The nascent plan is one of many experiments supported by the federal government’s Countering Violent Extremism strategy. Leaders from the federal program’s three pilot cities — Boston, Los Angeles and the Twin Cities — are meeting for a three-day summit at the White House this week to discuss how best to fight back against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) and other terror networks’ increasingly sophisticated recruiting techniques.