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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 .
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Eye on Extremism: October 22, 2020

“Seven people - including two minors - are due to appear before an anti-terrorism judge as part of the investigation into the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty. The 47-year-old was beheaded outside his school in a suburb of Paris after he had discussed images of the Prophet Mohammad with...
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Teacher Beheaded In Paris Suburb Terrorist Attack

Last week, Russian-born Chechen Abdoulakh Anzorov stabbed and decapitated a school teacher in a street in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. According to French officials, the 18 year-old attacker targeted Samuel Paty after Paty showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in his class. Anzorov, who was later shot dead by the police, filmed the moments before the attack and the attack itself, which he uploaded to the Internet. He also uploaded a picture of Paty’s body to Twitter with a confession of killing one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s “hellhounds who dared to belittle Mohammed….”
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Eye on Extremism: October 21, 2020

“At least 1,300 prisoners escaped from a jail in the Democratic Republic of Congo early on Tuesday, the United Nations said, after an armed assault for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility. A local official attributed the operation to an Islamist rebel group. But Amaq, the...