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Eye on Extremism: December 12, 2018

“An attack on France’s largest Christmas market by a gunman with a long criminal record was an act of terrorism, the Paris prosecutor announced Wednesday. A manhunt is still underway for the gunman, who was wounded during the attack Tuesday night in the eastern city of Strasbourg before...
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ICYMI: CEP Report on the European Far-Right Reveals Some Groups Eschew Violence to Broaden Appeal

More than 70 years after the defeat of Nazi Germany, ethno-nationalist and white supremacist movements in Europe continue to thrive. They include far-right political parties, neo-Nazi movements, and apolitical protest groups. In its new report, European Ethno-Nationalists and White Supremacy Groups , CEP found that some groups openly espouse violent white supremacy, while others have propagated their radical stances under the guise of populism.
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Eye on Extremism: December 11, 2018

“A synagogue and a Georgia pipeline were the targets of two Ohio residents arrested by federal authorities in separate investigations, officials said on Monday. Authorities said Damon Joseph, 21, planned to kill worshipers inside a Jewish synagogue in Toledo with an assault rifle. In a second...
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CEP Statement on Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Testimony Before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen released a statement regarding the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today that read in part: “What we heard today was more of the same. More misdirection. More excuses. More empty promises. And more evidence that Google is completely dismissive about tackling some of the most pervasive and serious threats facing the modern world – ranging from privacy concerns, to advertising fraud schemes, to hostile state actors, to the misuse of its platforms for extremists to spread hate and terrorist propaganda."
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Eye on Extremism: December 10

“Far-right extremists across Europe are successfully integrating themselves into the political mainstream by shunning street violence and adopting the same recruitment techniques used by jihadis, according to a new report. The research, carried out by the Counter Extremism Project, was...