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Eye on Extremism: January 17, 2020

“The FBI has arrested three alleged members of a white-supremacist group on federal gun and alien-harboring charges amid growing concerns about safety surrounding planned gun rights protests in Virginia’s capital next week. The charges announced Thursday grew from an investigation of a...
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Taliban Continues Violent Attacks Against U.S. And Middle Eastern Forces

Last Saturday, two U.S. servicemembers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar , illustrating that Taliban activity continues to be prevelant in the Middle East as peace talks in Afghanistan remain on hold with U.S. diplomats. It follows a previous attack claimed by the Taliban on Bagram Airfield on December 11, 2019. In the aftermath, U.S. officials declared a “brief pause” on peace negotiations, a repeat of September of 2019, when the Taliban launched an attack on a foreign compound in Kabul that killed 12, including a U.S. soldier. Subsequently, U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan, effectively ending the U.S.-Taliban months-long peace negotiations.
"Here is how the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that tracks extremist groups, and the Anti-Defamation League, characterize the group: - The Base is an "accelerationist group that encourages the onset (of) anarchy and so it can then 'impose...
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Eye on Extremism: January 16, 2020

“Just as soon as the U.S. military closed out a year in which it struck al-Shabab militants more times than ever — at a pace of just over one airstrike per week — the Somali militant group carried out its most brazen and successful attack on U.S. forces in its history, killing one...
"Joshua Fisher-Birch, a research analyst specializing in white nationalist terrorism at the Counter Extremism Project, said that if Mathews was an ISIS member the significance of his alleged, illegal entry into the U.S. and his training of other members would have likely garnered a more...