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September 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Violent Extremist Content Found On Instagram, TikTok, YouTube

(New York, N.Y.) — 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 the last week multiple pieces of pro-ISIS, white...

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September 17, 2021

U.N.-Sanctioned Taliban Stalwarts At The Helm Of New Afghan Government

A month after the Taliban conquered Kabul and declared the restoration of their Islamic Emirate, a new administration in Afghanistan has taken shape. Senior positions have been handed to numerous internationally designated figures, including members...

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September 15, 2021

Taliban Government Dominated By Officials On U.N. Security Council Sanctions List

An analysis by Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, the former coordinator of the U.N. Security Council’s ISIL, Al-Qaida and Taliban Monitoring Team, has determined that more than half of the Taliban’s 33-member...

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September 14, 2021

CEP Webinar: Future Terrorism and Security Challenges Emanating from Afghanistan

Even before the recent developments in Afghanistan, the global terrorism threat had become multifaceted and more complex. The international terror networks of al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates remained resilient—resisting sustained pressure in many...

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September 13, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Al-Qaeda Celebrates 9/11 Anniversary

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. This week, CEP researchers identified two al-Qaeda propaganda videos, a...

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September 13, 2021

CEP Webinar: The Financial Structures of Violent Right-Wing Extremist Networks in Germany

The financing of violent right-wing extremist organizations and actors has increasingly become the focus of policy discussions. In 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office, published a comprehensive...

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September 10, 2021

CEP Statements Ahead Of 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists killed 2,977 people in coordinated attacks on U.S. soil. In the attacks, which were orchestrated by Osama bin Laden, 19 men hijacked four commercial airplanes, deliberately crashing two of the planes into...

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September 9, 2021

Taliban Announces Interim Afghan Government Comprised Of Hardliners, Known Terrorists

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced the formation of an interim government for Afghanistan, filling top posts with hardiners from their rule in the 1990s and veterans of the 20-year war against the U.S.-led coalition. The lineup of senior cabinet...

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September 7, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Al-Qaeda Congratulates Taliban on Victory, Violent White Supremacist Accounts Found On Instagram

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. On August 31, al-Qaeda released a statement via the group’s As-Sahab...

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September 7, 2021

ICYMI: CEP/C-REX Virtual Conference Examines Long-Term Implications And Effects Of Terror Attacks

Last week, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) hosted a virtual conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Oslo/Utøya attacks in Norway and the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The conference, which...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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The current stage demands that we exhaust the enemy until it whines and moans due to economic and military bleeding. It is in this context that the operations outside the theatre in which the enemy expects us to strike, operations on enemy soil and beyond enemy lines becomes evident.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, Leader of al-Qaeda Sept. 11, 2021
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