While any meeting to discuss the atrocities being committed around the world, without actually naming the root cause of those atrocities, is indeed a waste of time, this particular meeting was worse. It was far more dangerous.
Well, take a look at those in attendance, and then decide for yourself if this room full of dignitaries is actually interested in 'countering' anything having to do with radical Islam:
Next, read this work from David Greenfield, who points out that:
"Obama’s Summit to Counter Violent Extremism was one of the most schizophrenic events on record. Its overall strategy was to counter Islamic radicalization while claiming that it had nothing to do with Islam. Even the King of Saudi Arabia and the leaders of a number of Muslim countries are willing to talk about Islamic terrorism. Obama isn’t. But he is rolling out a strategy to influence the theology of Muslims."
The whole premise of CVE subdivides 'violent extremism' from Islam and then further subdivides violent extremism from extremism. Barbers split fewer hairs than this. CVE tells us that the best way to fight violent extremists is with “non violent extremist” Salafi clergy who have the most influence on them. We’re supposed to fight the ISIS Caliphate with supporters of another kind of Caliphate."
Much more to come.