Fact Sheet: Countering Violent Extremism: Myths and Facts

A fact sheet from the LNS program highlights five myths on which Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs are based, pointing out that CVE programs are not a new concept, and the flawed foundation of these programs has given rise to a host of civil liberties concerns over the past few years.

November 2, 2015

The past few years have seen CVE programs become increasingly prominent in both the domestic and international policy-making spheres. However, such programs are not new, and in many cases, rely on the same faulty assertions that have characterized previous governmental attempts at counter-radicalization. The following fact sheet from the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program highlights five myths upon which these programs are based.

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Countering Violent Extremism: Myths and Facts