Ed Henry on ‘Anti-Extremism’ Summit: Why Isn’t this Specifically on Islamic Extremism?

‘Paris, Australia, Canada — Isn’t that violent Islamic extremism?’

Ed Henry on Obama’s ‘Anti-Extremism’ Summit: Why Isn’t this Specifically on Islamic Extremism? (RealClearPolitics)

ED HENRY, FOX NEWS: You speak about taking on all forms of violent extremism.

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: All forms of violent extremism would be discussed in the context of the summit. Obviously the most potent, and also the most graphically displayed in recent days is motivated by individuals who seek to invoke the name of Islam to carry out these attacks, and that is certainly something we want to work very hard to mitigate and we have a strategy we have been working on for some time to do that.

HENRY: Why isn't this summit on countering Islamic extremism?

EARNEST: Because violent extremism is something we want to be focused on, it is not just Islamic violent extremism that we want to counter. There are other forms.

HENRY: Paris, Australia, Canada. Isn't that violent Islamic extremism?

EARNEST: Certainly the examples you cite are individuals citing Islamic teaching -- individuals have cited it.

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