Countering violent extremism? ‘It’s the theology, stupid’

In the American, AHS speaker Michael Rubin explains why subordinating the Islamic basis for ‘violent extremism’ to diplomatic sensitivity leads not to solutions but rather to the ridiculous:

"By performing intellectual somersaults to deny the theological basis and justification of Islamist terrorism today, and by ignoring the need to engage in a battle of interpretation within Islam, at best, the White House initiative will be ineffective. At worst, it will provide cover for extremism."