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Report: U.S. Counterterrorism Should Counter Jihadi Ideology

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Zach Faria
June 10, 2019

A recent report from the Critical Threats Project argues that U.S. counterterrorism strategy should be focused on separating vulnerable Sunni countries from the Salafi-jihadi movement.

"The center of gravity at the strategic level is the vanguard’s connection with local populations that transforms it from an isolated and ineffective elite into the leadership of a large and dangerous movement. The vanguard builds this relationship with Sunni communities by providing them with security, justice, basic goods, or services or through other means."

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The report states that the Salafi-jihadi movement is "the collection of individuals, groups, and organizations operating in pursuit of shared overall goals. This ideology combines the Salafi trend within Islam—the return of religious practices to the days of early Islam—and a jihadi belief that the use of armed force is incumbent on Muslims to restore this practice within Muslim lands and then to spread it globally."

According to the report, current U.S. counterterrorism strategy has been "a global and unwinnable game of whack-a-mole," focused on the most prevalent terrorist threat at a given moment instead of targeting the ideology fueling the rise of each threat.

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Thank You!!! :thumbup:...:thumbup:

The ISIS Caliphate is gone.....1. Al Qaeda can now say "I Told You so." to ISIS, 2. The Ideology Rolls On. 3. You can't kill yourself out of this war (if we could, this war would've been over long ago). We have to out PR them.

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