UN Plan to Fight ‘Violent Extremism’ Doesn’t Mention Islam
From the UN:
On 15 January 2016 the Secretary-General presented his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism to the General Assembly.
In recent years, terrorist groups such as ISIL, Al-Qaida and Boko Haram have shaped our image of violent extremism and the debate about how to address this threat. Their message of intolerance – religious, cultural, social – has had drastic consequences for many regions of the world. Holding territory and using social media for real-time communication of their atrocious crimes, they seek to challenge our shared values of peace, justice and human dignity.
In the Plan, the Secretary-General calls for a comprehensive approach encompassing not only essential security-based counter-terrorism measures but also systematic preventive steps to address the underlying conditions that drive individuals to radicalize and join violent extremist groups.
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The plan itself does not mention Islam at all, except in reference to the “Islamic State.”
Here is the UN’s overview of its plan.
You can see that according to the leading world experts, Islamic terror doesn’t exist. Terrorists are simply people who are disadvantaged and who suffer from lack of socioeconomic opportunities and poor governance. (The “unresolved conflict” part seems to be aimed to justify Palestinian terror.) This is what drives them to “extremism. ”
The UN provides the framework to solve a problem that it refuses to define.