Featured news and media

News
A US-born woman who says she regrets having joined the Islamic State group has appealed again to come home from the refugee camp where she lives with her small son in Syria. The government is refusing to let Hoda Muthana return to the US, arguing that she is not an American citizen. Secretary of...
Press Release

Tech & Terrorism: Twitter Reverses Course, Suspends Hamas and Hezbollah

Twitter has suspended internationally designated terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah from its platform. The decision came in response to criticism and pressure from U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer , Tom Reed, Max Rose, and Brian Fitzpatrick, who demanded the tech giant eliminate the terrorist groups’ online privileges. “Unsurprisingly, Twitter’s abrupt course correction did not occur until after a public outcry, and we commend those members of Congress for their efforts to hold the company accountable,” said CEP Executive Director David Ibsen .
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: November 8

“Jessie Van Eetvelde was a Belgian supermarket cashier who heard the Muslim call to prayer on a vacation in Morocco 11 years ago and converted to Islam. Back home she married a Dutch Muslim man, and in 2014 the couple headed to Syria to join Islamic State’s self-professed holy war...
News
This story from a French newspaper describes part of the the discussion at CEP's Nov. 7 event in Paris: Terrorism: Threats and Challenges after the fall of the Caliphate. " Jihadist movement, radicalization, online extremism ... At an international conference on terrorism in Paris, several...
News
"Despite the recent death of its top leader, the Jihadist Islamic State (IS) group is far from being annihilated, and will remain a fearsome enemy for years, officials and experts in Paris warned on Thursday. At the symposium "Threats and Challenges after the Fall of the 'Caliphate...
News
"Meeting for a symposium in Paris, entitled "Threats and challenges after the fall of the caliphate", organized by the Center for Terrorism Analysis and Counter Terrorism Project, they all expressed their pessimism. Gilles de Kerchove said that during a recent stay in the Anbar...
Extremism News Roundup

Eye on Extremism: November 7

“Gunmen in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 people on Wednesday in an attack on a convoy carrying employees, suppliers and contractors of a Canadian mining company, one of the deadliest episodes in a recent tide of violence that has gripped the West African nation. The mining company, Semafo, which...