he deadly attacks in Copenhagen by a Danish-born Muslim are a grim reminder of radical Islam’s role in spreading terror. The White House, however, insists that “disenchantment and disenfranchisement” play a greater role, and such social factors will be the focus of its much-awaited “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” this week.
Islam, in fact, is officially off the table as a root cause. “Religious beliefs should never be confused with violent extremism,” the White House says in a supporting paper.
The State Department, which is hosting part of the three-day summit, insists that the underlying cause of these horrific attacks on the West is poverty and a lack of jobs. And the way to defeat the Islamic State is through welfare.