U.S. Lags Behind Allies on Combating Extremism, Report Says – CQ Homeland Security

Although other countries involved in counterterrorism operations have set up programs that attempt to counter violent, extremist interpretations of Islam, the United States has been hesitant to wade into such ideological issues — to its detriment, according to a new paper from The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute.

“While many of our allies recognize the need to contest the violent Islamist narrative used to radicalize at-risk youth and justify acts of terrorism, Washington remains hesitant to acknowledge its significance and rhetorically engage the ideology at the heart of the threat,” said the report.