Stephen Coughlin on the Countering Violent Extremism narrative

Stephen Coughlin speaks about the US program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” and an international one, UN resolution 16/18, both of which are designed to prevent any criticism of Islam, or any examination into the motives for Islamic terrorism and jihad. Unconstrained Analytics Report: Burning Down the House: A Strategic Overview of the Threat, the CVE, and Strategic Incomprehension…

“In any broad sense, Islamic law offers the American lawyer a study in dramatic contrasts. Even casual acquaintance and superficial knowledge – all that most of us at bench or bar will be able to acquire – reveal that its striking features relative to our law are not likenesses but inconsistencies, not similarities but contrarieties. In its source, its scope and its sanctions, the law of the Middle East is the antithesis of Western law.”

—Robert Jackson, former Supreme Court Justice, Nuremberg prosecutor, and US Attorney General under FDR