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February 6, 2023

CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann and CEP Senior Research Analyst Sofia Koller write: "[Translation] Radicalisation, extremism and terrorism are neither purely domestic nor solely foreign policy challenges for the security of the Federal Republic...

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February 6, 2023

"Home Office officials responsible for the decision to fund groups that have spread Islamic extremism should be sacked, according to a former counterterrorism official. Professor Ian Acheson, who is now a senior adviser to the Counter Extremism...

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February 6, 2023

"Prof. Ian Acheson, a senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project, which contributed to the long-delayed Shawcross review of the government’s anti-extremism Prevent program due to be released this week, called for a stricter approach to Muslim...

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February 6, 2023

"'The group’s ideology blends Islamism and Palestinian nationalism and seeks the destruction of Israel and the creation of an Islamic state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River...Hamas’s preferred methods include suicide bombings...

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February 1, 2023

On this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green,” Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director at the Counter Extremist Project, sees an alarming growth in terrorism emanating from Afghanistan.

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January 31, 2023

"'As an ally of the Afghan Taliban, the TTP also fought the US-backed Afghan government prior to the latter’s defeat in August 2021. The TTP was founded in late 2007 by a group of Pakistani militants who had previously fought in Afghanistan alongside...

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January 31, 2023

"'Harris’ arrest shows the international nature of the violent online extreme right, especially the subset of individuals who glorify attackers such as the Christchurch terrorist,' Joshua Fisher-Birch, an analyst on the far-right at the Counter...

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January 28, 2023

"The PIJ is a Palestinian terrorist group based in Gaza. It's the second-largest group in Gaza after Hamas and is dedicated to the destruction of Israel and establishing an autonomous Islamic Palestinian state in the lands currently comprising Israel...

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January 26, 2023

"'The Brotherhood was formed in Egypt in 1928, four years after the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate. Since then, the Brotherhood has advocated for the re-establishment of a caliphate, a state ruled by sharia (Islamic law)...Its members carried out...

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January 26, 2023

"'All of this, for a quite a few years, was fairly harmless,' said Hans-Jakob Schindler, a former German diplomat and a director at the Counter Extremism Project. 'They got fines and they harassed local authorities, but they weren’t planning large...

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