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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.

Published: 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