Over a decade ago, the 9/11 Commission Report warned that, to counter terrorism, “our strategy must match our means to two ends: dismantling the al Qaeda network and prevailing in the longer term over the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism.” The recent spate of terrorist attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, Peshawar and Paris, as well as the Islamic State’s brutal execution of several hostages, make clear that the ideology that spawned the 9/11 attacks continues to incite violence today.
To help address this issue, the White House hosted earlier this week a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. BPC hosted a review of the summit and a discussion of what more can be done to prevent the spread of violent extremism.
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Co-Founder and Executive Director, American Islamic Congress
Dr. Kristin Lord
President and CEO, IREX
Ambassador James K. Glassman
Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy
Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. State Department
Deputy Managing Editor for News, Foreign Policy Magazine