Discussion of Ideological & Legislative Responses To Terrorism
At this panel discussion and press conference held in New York City on June 24th, 2017 by the Interfaith Unity for Tolerance, Representative Tulsi Gabbard joined a panel discussion about how academic and legislative responses to terrorism are complementary approaches that will provide long term and intellectual responses to terrorism.
In a press release about the event, the IFUT said that this discussion "will lead towards nuanced understanding and informed solutions."
Gabbard said, “I think that there has been a concerted effort both on the part of some in the media, as well as many in politics, and many in our foreign policy establishment seem to have been advocating for a continuance of these regime change wars, really ignoring the fact of what has been the consequence of these wars in countries like Iraq and Libya and Syria, where each time we have waged these wars, [it] has resulted in the strengthening of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda or the creation of ISIS [Islamic State, IS, formerly ISIL], and it has resulted in a tremendous amount of suffering and death for the people of these countries."
About the Interfaith Unity For Tolerance
The Interfaith for Unity and Tolerance (IFUT) organization was established in 2016 to develop interfaith understanding as well as a nuanced approach to understanding terrorism and faith based violence. The organization seeks to assist in the creation of better policy by ensuring informed, nuanced debate to help galvanize the international community to protect the rights of minorities suffering from violence and persecution.
IFUT works as a commissioning organization, funding projects that document violence against religious and ethnic minorities, and maps the links between these forms of violence and mainstream political, academic and civil society discourses and actors. IFUT is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.