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CEP-GLOBSEC Webinar: The Muslim Brotherhood in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Conclusions for the Region

Radical political Islamism has received increasing attention, especially following the recent terror attack in Austria and the subsequent arrests that aimed to curtail this ideology in order to prevent future attacks. Whether this will be successful in preventing terrorism is debatable. However, such actions occurring so near Central and Eastern Europe underline an unprecedented need to explore the spread and influence of this ideology.
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"Analysts at the Counter Extremism Project say al-Annabi’s relations with his predecessor may have been tense, another potential sign of strategic divisions in the ranks. That, in turn, could complicate AQIM’s relationships with Iyad Ag Ghaly, the Malian Tuareg who leads the Group...
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Eye on Extremism: November 24, 2020

“Votes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots. Election workers began the counting after polls closed by...
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ICYMI: CEP Report Examines Transnational Violent Extreme Right-Wing (XRW) Movement

In November 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) released its report, Violent Right-Wing Extremism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures , which was commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office. It focuses on the rise and metastasis of the violent extreme right-wing (XRW) threat and analyzes its growing transnational connectivity in the 2015-2020 period. The study centers on the transnational connections of the violent XRW milieus in six countries: Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Eye on Extremism: November 23, 2020

“The al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group has chosen a new leader to replace Abdelmalek Droukdel, who was killed in June by French forces, the SITE monitoring group reported. Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi, head of AQIM’s “Council of Dignitaries”, was named as...
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"AQIM displayed the body of its former leader for the first time in a video, it added on Saturday. Al-Annabi has been on the US’s “international terrorist” blacklist since September 2015, according to the Counter Extremism Project. He has regularly appeared in the group...