5 years after Boston bombing, anti-extremism efforts falter
BOSTON (AP) — Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future.
These projects grew out of a strategy developed during the Obama administration. They try to steer young people away from extremism.
But they have been hobbled almost from the start by suspicion and mistrust among Muslims. And it’s unclear whether the strategy will continue to be funded under the Trump administration.