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US grant to promote ‘positive narratives’ about EU immigration flood

The US embassy in Belgium has granted a group $200,000 to promote "positive narratives" about migrants flooding into Europe.

Published: May 22, 2017, 1:07 pm


    The aim is to use digital platforms to help Europeans integrate Muslims, by producing a “counter narrative, preventative outreach, and capacity building”. A document outlining the grant defines “counter narrative” as alternatives to extremism an violence: “Dispel the narratives of extremist groups that incite violence and provide alternative narratives. Provide positive narratives concerning refugees and immigrant populations.”

    The objectives include reaching out to “at-risk youth and communities” and providing alternatives to “ordinary citizens susceptible to recruitment into violent extremism”.

    Even though the grant is issued by the US embassy in Belgium, applications from anywhere within Europe are welcome. President Trump, incidentally has not yet appointed a new ambassador to serve in Belgium.

    Europeans are worried about the prospect of terrorists from the Middle East returning to Europe. “Our office seeks to promote positive narratives and tolerant perspectives as well as directly dispel violent extremist messaging; reduce violent extremism through education, critical thinking, and structured dialogue; and enhance and amplify community-based resiliency efforts focused on women and youth,” a document noted about the proposal.

    The grant is linked to the US “Peer 2 Peer” program, which aims to use the work of university students. “The idea is to produce larger scale communication content and innovative solutions to challenge extremism that can be used and shared broadly.”

    Grant-winners should seek to promote “positive narratives” about refugees and immigrants through “TV, radio, online, and social-media campaigns” and the embassy aims for the program to be “be sustainable beyond the life of the grant”.

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    • White Privilege.

    • Gerald Martin

      They can tell the young “refugee” men that Western girls will find Muslim machismo irresistible compared to the emasculated wimps who – after a childhood dominated by PC/feminist indoctrination – comprise 99% of young Western men. This has proven to be true in places like Norway, where the white girls now reject white boys in favor of dusky immigrant swains. And of course, if the Western girls do find Muslim machismo (verbal harassment, physical beatings, etc.) resistible, they can tell the young “refugee” men to cry, “Racism!”

      This will bring all white resistance, not just that of silly girls, to an end.

    • Smash Islamophobia

      So the entirety of the legacy media joining in on the Beach Boy marketing campaign, consistently mischaracterizing the invaders as “refugees” from the “Syrian civil war,” ignoring their crimes, and promoting the invasion wasn’t enough? Now they have to give direct government funding to people to shill for the narrative on social media? Though on second thought, it’s rather difficult to believe that they weren’t doing that already.


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