The Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the Defending Dissent Foundation have joined with over forty other advocacy organizations to oppose the Countering Violent Extremism Act. The bill threatens the freedoms of speech, association and religion. HR 2899 tasks the Office for Countering Violent Extremism with coordinating DHS efforts aimed at “identifying risk factors that contribute to violent extremism in communities in the United States and potential remedies for Government and non-government institutions.” The risk factors that government agencies put forward often include common behaviors associated with religious practice and political activism.
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