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August 18, 2022

Khomeinism Continues To Influence Radical Islamic Thought

Last Friday, Hadi Matar allegedly stabbed Salman Rushdie while the author was lecturing in western New York. The attack came over 30 years after the Islamic Republic of Iran’s first supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a 1989 fatwa...

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August 16, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Cloudflare Hosting Holocaust Denial Website And Store

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, CEP researchers identified a Holocaust denial website and a...

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August 15, 2022

Attacks And Assassination Plots Highlight Threat Of Iranian Terror

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Shahram Poursafi, a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), for plotting a murder-for-hire attack against former U.S. National Security Adviser...

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August 15, 2022

CEP Analysis: One Year Since The Taliban’s Takeover In Afghanistan

Today, on the first anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, CEP Senior Director and former coordinator of the ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team of the U.N. Security Council Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler observed...

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August 12, 2022

CEP Statement On Attack Of Author Salman Rushdie

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following statement condemning Hadi Matar’s stabbing of Indian-born British-American author Salman Rushdie this morning while he was lecturing at the Chautauqua Institution...

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August 12, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Edition

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit Meta-owned Facebook to spread propaganda, recruit followers, and incite violence in order to hold the popular social media platform accountable for its...

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August 9, 2022

Tenuous Ceasefire Holding Between Israel And Palestinian Islamic Jihad

A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) took effect Sunday evening, bringing to an end three days of fighting that amounted to the most violent conflict since last year’s 11-day war between Hamas and...

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August 8, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Content Glorifying Christchurch Attacker Found On Twitter

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Over three years after the Christchurch terrorist attack, CEP...

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August 7, 2022

ICYMI: CEP Experts On The Global Terrorism Threat After Zawahiri’s Death

Following the death of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, questions have swirled over its implications, including who Zawahiri’s potential successor would be, how his death will affect the inner workings of al-Qaeda, and what consequences the Taliban...

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August 3, 2022

CEP Analysis: Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader

The death of Ayman al-Zawahiri this week has left a temporary void in the leadership of al-Qaeda, but contenders are emerging as likely successors according to Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Director and former Coordinator of the United...

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On August 19, 2021, at least three people were killed and 50 were injured when a roadside bomb struck a Shiite procession marking the 7th century death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, a Shiite saint. Sunni extremists were suspected in the explosion in Bahawalnagar, Punjab province, Pakistan.

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