DHS used terrorism prevention program to fund group linking GOP to white supremacists

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from Washington Examiner,

The Department of Homeland Security used an anti-terrorism program to fund a “media literacy” initiative linking religious and conservative organizations to neo-Nazis and white supremacists, documents reveal.

The DHS accepted a $352,109 grant application under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program for the University of Dayton to look into “raising societal awareness, media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives,” according to documents obtained by the Media Research Center.

Dayton’s grant application sought to fund its “Preventing Radicalization to Extremist Violence through Education, Network-Building and Training in Southwest Ohio (PREVENTS-OH)” project, which has a goal to “prevent domestic violent extremism in Southwest Ohio.” Dayton cited the Southern Poverty Law Center in its assessment that Ohio ranks highly for “anti-government extremist groups.”

Prevention tactics include developing awareness about “factors for radicalization to violence related to media literacy and online critical thinking for students.”

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