Congress Debates Conducting “strategic Assessments” Of Practitioners Of Islam


Congress debates conducting “strategic assessments” of practitioners of Islam

Congress debated an amendment Thursday that would result in the “strategic assessments” of the practitioners of Islam, including singling out Muslim leaders with so-called extremist views.
The amendment would require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to “conduct two concurrent strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.”

Democrats criticized the bill as bigoted and un-American because of its propensity to stigmatize an entire religious group for the actions of a select few radicals. Opponents also deemed the amendment as unconstitutional and undermining of American national security.
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