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Extremists & Online Propaganda

More must be done to stop extremist radicalization

Official extremist group propaganda materials are easily disseminated and accessed on the Internet. The individuals documented in this report accessed extremist group propaganda on a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google Plus, Skype, Paltalk, and WhatsApp. Several individuals also played a part in further propagating extremist propaganda materials. Of the 168 individuals documented by CEP, at least 51 disseminated propaganda materials either online, in person, or via mail, and 59 viewed or discussed propaganda materials with another individual.

Daily Eye on Extremism

March 4, 2021
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan, the latest in a spike in targeted killings across the war-tor country. Dozens of people gathered Wednesday for the funerals of the three media workers. The women were gunned down Tuesday in separate attacks, according to the news editor of the privately owned station and officials in Nangarhar province. Afghan officials said police arrested their alleged killer, identifying him as Qari Baser and insisting he was a member of the Taliban — a claim promptly denied by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Nangarhar police chief, Gen. Juma Gul Hemat, said Baser had used a pistol with a silencer in the attacks. He was arrested shortly after the attacks by police in Jalalabad, the provincial capital. The ISIS claim, posted late Tuesday, contradicted the Afghan government's accusations against the Taliban. The militants said the three female journalists were targeted because they worked for one of the “media stations loyal to the apostate Afghan government” in Jalalabad.”Associated Press: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Slaying Of Three Women Media Members In Afghanistan “The French government on Wednesday agreed to ban the far-right group Generation Identity, saying the organization incited “discrimination, hatred and violence.” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin posted the decree to ban GI on Twitter, saying it took into account the group's “structure and military organization,” adding that GI can be regarded “as having the character of a private militia.” Darmanin noted in the decree the group had links to “ultraright groups from which (GI) receives logistical support,” noting that it received donations from Brenton Tarrant, the terrorist behind the 2019 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the decree, Darmanin pronounced the Lyon-based association illegal, and said its publications and actions spread “an ideology inciting hatred, violence and discrimination of individuals, based on their origin, their race or their religion.” Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said: “With that decision we are putting an end to sometimes violent actions from the group.” GI has gained notoriety in recent years after staging a number of operations to block migrants from entering the country. The most recent of which occurred in January, with around 30 GI members congregating at the Col du Portillon mountain pass on the French-Spanish border, in what the group called a surveillance operation to “defend Europe.”Deutsche Welle: France Bans Far-Right Group Generation Identity “A “suspected terrorist crime” was being investigated in a southern Sweden town after a man assaulted at least eight people in Wednesday, police said. A man in his 20s attacked people in the small town of Vetlanda, about 118 miles southeast of Goteborg, Sweden's second largest city, police said. The man was shot by police, who said that the condition of those attacked and the perpetrator was not immediately known. Officials did not immediately provide further details. Swedish media reported that the assailant used an axe. Regional police chief Malena Grann told a news conference that a suspect had been arrested after “police opened fire.”Local police chief Jonas Lindell said the suspect had been admitted to hospital. “As it is now, we have started a preliminary investigation into attempted murder,” Grann said. “That is the criminal classification we have. There are details in the investigation that make us investigate any terrorist motives, but at the moment I cannot go into details.” Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven condemned “this terrible act,” and added that Sweden's domestic security agency SAPO was also working on the case. “They continuously assess whether there are reasons to take security-enhancing measures and are prepared to do so if necessary,” he said in a statement, according to the Swedish news agency TT.”NBC News: At Least 8 Injured In 'Suspected Terrorist Crime,' Police In Sweden Say
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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

What the holders of the banner of Islam among the soldiers of the Khilafa and its supporters must know is the greatness of their status and the generous reward that awaits the faithful and the steadfast among them. 

Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, ISIS spokesmanMar. 18, 2019

The Counter Extremism Project acts to shine a light of transparency and accountability on those persons, businesses and institutions that financially underpin the activities of extremist groups.

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