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District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. Attorney John Walsh Attends White House Summit On Countering Violent Extremism

DENVER -- Today, U.S. Attorney John Walsh, along with six other U.S. Attorneys, are participating in the White House’s Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.

The purpose of the Summit is to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris. This summit will build on the strategy the White House released in August of 2011, Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, the first national strategy to prevent violent extremism domestically.

Our partners around the world are actively implementing programs to prevent violent extremism and foreign terrorist fighter recruitment. The summit will also include representatives from a number of partner nations, focusing on the themes of community engagement, religious leader engagement, and the role of the private sector and tech community.

Through presentations, panel discussions, and small group interactions, participants will build on local, state, and federal government; community; and international efforts to better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad.


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Updated June 22, 2015