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Extremist Content Online: Instagram, Facebook Accounts Speading Pro-ISIS Propaganda

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS’s spokesperson Abu Hamza al-Qurashi released a video statement via the group’s Al Furqan Media Center on multiple websites that called for increased acts of terrorism, especially attacks in Saudi Arabia against American and European interests, and criticized the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel. An Instagram account for the French language pro-ISIS propoganda group Infos An-Nur was among the locations CEP researchers identified as posting links to help spread the statement.
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Eye on Extremism: October 26, 2020

“President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan has agreed to begin normalizing relations with Israel, just days after his administration said it would take the North African country off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The details of the Sudan-Israel agreement, coming just...
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Eye on Extremism: October 23, 2020

“The United States has imposed sanctions on two officials from the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, the US Treasury Department said, including one who served as a senior military commander in the south of the country. Nabil Qaouk, a member of the group's executive council who fought during...
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Tech & Terrorism: Officials Call For Ban Of ‘Euro Fatwa’ App Created By Muslim Brotherhood

Google and Apple are facing renewed scrutiny from European officials for their failure to remove—and ban in entirety—the Muslim Brotherhood-sponsored app, Euro Fatwa. The intensifying pressure comes after months of repeated government warnings that the app contains hate speech and potentially serves as a tool for Islamist radicalization. Euro Fatwa was developed by the European Council for Fatwa and Research, an organization founded by Yusuf al-Qaradawi , an Islamist theologian and the unofficial chief ideologue of the Muslim Brotherhood .