Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism


Jihad Turk: Has a vision to serve his community

You know what side they stand for when their Trump Derangement Syndrome tops any desire to fight extremism.

From Sacramento Bee: A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office (yeah, riiiiiight). But less than a month into Trump’s presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combatting violent extremism.

The decision made late Friday night by the Bayan Claremont graduate school’s board to turn down the money — an amount that would cover more than half its yearly budget — capped weeks of sleepless nights and debate. Many there felt Trump’s rhetoric singling out Islamic extremism and his travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim countries had gone too far.

It also made the school the fourth organization nationwide under the Trump administration to reject the money for a program created under President Barack Obama known as countering violent extremism, or CVE, which officials say aims to thwart extremist groups’ abilities to recruit would-be terrorists.

Bayan Claremont had received the second-largest grant, among the first 31 federal grants for CVE awarded to organizations, schools and municipalities in the dwindling days of the Obama administration. The school had hoped to use the money to help create a new generation of Muslim community leaders, with $250,000 earmarked for more than a dozen local nonprofits doing social justice work.

But the fledgling school’s founding president, Jihad Turk, said officials ultimately felt accepting the money would do more harm than good.

It’s “a heck of a lot of money, (but) our mission and our vision is to serve the community and to bring our community to a position of excellence,” Turk said. “And if we’re compromised, even if only by perception in terms of our standing in the community, we ultimately can’t achieve that goal,” he said, adding that accepting the funds would be short-sighted.

The school’s internal debate is also emblematic of handwringing among grassroots and nonprofit organizations involved in the program in the last couple weeks.

At Unity Productions Foundation of Potomac Falls, Virginia, officials said they would decline a grant of $396,585 to produce educational films challenging narratives supporting extremist ideologies and violent extremism “due to the changes brought by the new administration,” according to a private message to donors reviewed by The Associated Press.

And in Dearborn, Michigan, Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities said last week it was turning down $500,000 for youth-development and public-health programs because of the “current political climate.” Ka Joog, a leading Somali nonprofit organization in Minneapolis, also turned down $500,000 for its youth programs.

The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

A U.S. official said the Trump administration has been discussing changing the Obama administration program’s name, established as a presidential strategy in 2011, to an iteration of “countering Islamic extremism.” The official, who has knowledge of the discussions, was not authorized to speak publicly about the proposal and spoke on condition of anonymity.

All told, more than 20 percent of the roughly $10 million awarded by the Homeland Security Department has been rejected (well, sounds like some savings for the tax payers). And other groups have signaled they may follow suit, should the name change.

Turk said school officials already had reservations about the CVE strategy under Obama because they felt there’s no clear or proven pathway to violence for someone with a particular extreme ideology. The group went ahead, despite worries by some activists that the program equated to a government surveillance program, because it believed the previous administration wasn’t hostile to their faith.

But amid what Turk called Trump’s “fixation on the American Muslim community,” it became clear that the president’s actions were more than campaign-trail rhetoric, he said. “It was becoming more and more apparent,” Turk said of Trump, “that he’s actually looking to carry out all the scary stuff he said.”


13 responses to “Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism

  1. Support both left/litard idiocy and jihad by refusing Trump admin money? Win-win for ’em!

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  2. To see the Muslims as what threatens and ails the American country requires that:one believe that:

    1) The Khazarian-media is not full of propaganda and lies.
    2) The official story of 9/11 is not a lie.
    3) If Muslims had for decades been installing and propping up tyrants in the US, and bombing American towns, schools, and wedding parties, we would not be angry.
    4) The financial sector and FedRes, the grift-machine, is full of Muslims stealing our wealth, and exporting overseas our means to produce wealth.
    5) Muslim gun and badge thugs are primarily the ones robbing and shooting Americans down in the street, and in their homes, like dogs.

    An American citizen, not US subject.


    • K. Chris your points are valid. However, Muslims still do not belong here. This countries founders agreed Islam was too diametrically opposed to our culture and values to allow into the country. NOTHING has changed. Even if ALL of the terrorist incidents are fake which I don’t think they are, you still have a problem with all the crap Muslims think is OK, like honor killings, female genital mutilation and rape of non Muslim women, and oh BTW way little boys too. No thanks. The Khazarian mafia is deliberately bringing these people in to destroy our civilization, which they are only too happy to do as that is the Islamic directive – to have everyone convert or die. No thanks.

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      • I agree, but it is about priorities, and who are our REAL enemies are. Our real enemies are those encouraging and doing the importing of Muslims, and others, in and effort to divide us and turn our society upside down. Our real enemies are the ones who established the NAACP in 1909 for the same reasons; Barbara Specter is a member of this enemy.

        We must not allow ourselves to be divided against one another, or target the wrong enemy. If we do, we lose. Once the real enemy has been induced to “Return” from our shores, then we can address the foreigners they have imported, but not until the dual-citizen interlopers are gone.

        “Not hate. Just unacceptable.”

        An American citizen, not US subject.


  3. On the one hand, accepting Federal money makes you subject to a labyrinth of regulations. Many libertarians are opposed to many of the Federal mandates
    On the other hand, refusing the Federal money means they are worried about the conflict of interest between the Federal government’s desire to monitor and tone down the angry Sharia rhetoric and the extremist muslims who are pouring in money and using the muslim community to conceal their jihad on our country.

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  4. Just goes to show Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is right when he famously said there is no such thing as moderate Islam: “The term ‘moderate Islam’ is ugly and offensive — Islam is Islam”.

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  5. The dune monkeys aren’t interested in fighting mooooooooooslim “extremism” (whatever that is.)

    They are only interested in killing infidels.


  6. But amid what Turk called Trump’s “fixation on the American Muslim community,” it became clear that the president’s actions were more than campaign-trail rhetoric, he said. “It was becoming more and more apparent,” Turk said of Trump, “that he’s actually looking to carry out all the scary stuff he said.”

    Perhaps….just perhaps President Trump is aware of history as many are of the Christian Armenians Genocide? Look that up and tell yourself what is truly scary?


  7. The objective of these schools is to keep the teachings of jihad hatred alive. They plan to take over the USA by breeding, whether it be rape or multi-wives. This also says without US funding they are doing quite well to keep their org. running. They need to go back to where they came from and fix their own countries.

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  8. They don’t really need the funding per US….
    They have contributors otherwise and that is a fact.
    If you do not know or have this particular link here ya go:

    BTW any ex Muslim who has become a Christian/or other…. can tell you this because they know it very well, look down the article at the comment section, you will see it plain as day.

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  10. Well, it would seem all these groups are in contact and cahoots. And what would we have gotten in trade? The loss of our country.
    Time to send them home. They have some big money being sent into this country. Massive mosques, schools,and colleges. Not to mention those never working but living the high life.
    We should never have offered to support their cause. Another betrayal from BO.
    With all the BLM action, they will soon find out, we aren’t the enemies. They need to refocus.

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