The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) claims to want to work with law enforcement agencies to "protect our nation," but recent actions by its San Francisco chapter reveal that the policy to "Build a Wall of Resistance" continues to be its driving force. CAIR believes that the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Violent Extremism program unfairly targets Muslims and that law enforcement only uses the CVE programs to spy on the Muslim community. They also believes that all DHS CVE funding is "tainted" because it comes from the Trump administration, even though the Obama administration started the program. Their most recent opposition was directed at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for initiating a program that would work with community organizations to "assist those individuals most susceptible to violent extremism." In other words, they wanted to help inmates avoid radicalizing influences from extremist groups seeking new members. The program would also address the issue of recidivism.
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