Rep. Thompson: ‘Violent Extremist Has No Race, Ethnicity, Religion, or Culture’

‘There is no single profile or pathway for individuals who come to embrace violent extremism’

Dem on Islamic State: ‘Violent Extremism Has No Race, Ethnicity, Religion or Culture’ (CNS News)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday that the threat posed to the homeland by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has nothing to do with religion or culture.

“Last month’s arrest of Dan Morgan illustrates my long-standing view that we must reject specific ethnic or religious profiles of “would-be terrorists,” Thompson, ranking member on the committee, said.

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