Congress Narrowly Rejects Proposal For Military To Conduct a ‘strategic Assessment’ Of Islam

Congress narrowly rejects proposal for military to conduct a ‘strategic assessment’ of Islam

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., on Islam proposal : “This amendment singles out and stigmatizes one religious group.”
— David Wallace – Arizona Republic via Associated Press

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The Pentagon won’t be conducting a threat assessment of Islam after all.
Tucked into a massive military spending bill was a provision that would have required the Department of Defense to study “the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging.” A narrow majority of the U.S. House of Representatives — including all but one of the members from Minnesota — stripped that …

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