Homeland Security thinks it’s best to reject using the term “jihad” in counter-terrorism programs aimed at American youth. The Department of Homeland Security has spent up to $100 million in funding to focus on American millennials who have a greater chance of radicalizing. The money will be spent on social media campaigns urging the youth of America not to join terrorist groups.
A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting the use of Islamic terms such as “jihad” and “sharia” in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth.
The Homeland Security Advisory Council report recommends that the department focuses on American millennials by allocating up to $100 million in new funding. It also urges greater private sector cooperation, including with Muslim communities, to counter what is described as a “new generation of threats to the Homeland-related to the threat of violent extremism.”