By Steve Neavling
The Justice Department is moving forward on its promise to combat “violent extremism.”
Reason.com reports that Rep. Michael McCaul has introduced a bill, Countering Violent Extremism Act, that would create a federal Office of Coordination for Countering Violent Extremism.
The office would be house at Homeland Security.
The bill covers a range of responsibilities, including “identifying risk factors that contribute to violent extremism in communities in the United States,” “assessing the methods used by violent extremists to disseminate propaganda and messaging to communities at risk for radicalization and recruitment,” and “establishing a counter-messaging program” to head off extremist ideas.
The bill calls for $10 million a year for the next five years and a new leader, assistant secretary for countering violent extremism.”