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Eye on Extremism: June 20

“Loopholes in U.N. Security Council sanctions procedures are allowing blacklisted al Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists and their supporters to tap their bank accounts despite a U.N. asset freeze, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter...
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Eye on Extremism: June 19

“A Canadian man was sentenced on Tuesday to 26 years in prison for his role in a 2009 suicide bombing in Iraq in which five U.S. soldiers were killed. Prosecutors said wiretap evidence linked Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa to a terror network that used a suicide bomber to detonate a truck filled...
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Eye on Extremism: June 18

“Dallas police on Monday shot and killed a masked gunman carrying a military-style rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition. Authorities later identified the man as 22-year-old Army veteran Brian Issack Clyde of Fort Worth. No one else was seriously hurt in the shootout, which took place outside...
Press Release

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Groups in Europe Threaten Violence

CEP reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week’s edition details the 27 websites used by ISIS to spread violent propaganda videos and how the far right and European neo-Nazi groups are using Telegram and Gab.
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Eye on Extremism: June 17

“At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing in northeastern Nigeria, emergency services reported on Monday, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives late Sunday outside a hall in the town of Konduga, where...
Press Release

Extremism Spotlight: Ahmad Musa Jibril’s Ties to Extremists

Ahmad Musa Jibril is an Islamist preacher well-known for being an influential jihadist voice in Syria and for having radicalized Khuram Shazad Butt, one of three London Bridge attackers who killed eight people and wounded almost 50 others on June 3, 2017. Despite Jibril’s role in inciting horrific violence, Google-owned YouTube shockingly declared two years ago that Jibril’s videos did not violate the company’s Terms of Service. Today, Jibril’s lectures remain freely available on Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms and his messages continue to resonate with extremists and jihadists.