Countering Violent Extremism

Global Coalition meets to defeat ISIS

The United States will host a two-day meeting of top leaders of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS.
Soldiers escort the Little Rock Nine to school in Arkansas

Nine brave students stand up to racial segregation … on this...

On this day in 1957, President Eisenhower ordered U.S. troops to escort nine black students, the "Little Rock Nine," to class at an all-white high school.
Woman standing among corn stalks (AUN-API)

After escaping Boko Haram, farmers begin a new season with hope

Once displaced by chaos caused by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, thousands of Nigerian farmers are cultivating again.
Four girls sitting on the ground at the National Mall holding a sign that reads, 'Muslims Against Violence' (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. Muslims rally against terrorism

U.S. Muslims gather on the National Mall with other citizens at an interfaith rally to reject violence and terrorism committed in the name of religion.
Man with tattooed arm (Mark Seliger)

Embracing life after hate

Christian Picciolini used to be a member of a neo-Nazi skinhead group. Now he works "to counter the seeds of hate we once planted."
Rex Tillerson speaking (© AP Images)

Tillerson addresses coalition of 68 nations to defeat ISIS

Nations come together to discuss the defeat of ISIS/Daesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's "a fight in which we all have a stake."

When journalists are targeted, so is your right to know

Even before journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were killed in 2014 by Da’esh, also known as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and...
President Obama speaking at podium (© AP Images)

‘This was an act of terror and an act of hate’

President Obama expresses his condolences to those affected by the mass shooting and suspected terrorist attack at a gay nightclub.
A man wearing eyeglasses (© AP Images)

Extremist convicted for destroying Timbuktu shrines

The International Criminal Court found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu.