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June 9, 2021

U.K. Court Hears Claim Against Qatar Alleging Support For Al-Nusra Front Terror Group

A lawsuit recently filed in London by nine Syrian nationals alleges that Qatar provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support to al-Nusra Front, a former al-Qaeda affiliate and one of the strongest insurgent groups in Syria. The Syrian nationals...

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June 7, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Telegram Channel Praises Alleged Potential Texas Mass Shooter

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, a neo-Nazi group celebrated Coleman Thomas Blevins, who was...

Press Release

June 3, 2021

CEP Statement on the Anniversary of the 2017 London Bridge Attack

Four years ago, three Islamist terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and proceeded to stab people in the nearby area, taking the lives of eight and injuring almost 50 others. The suspected ringleader, Khuram Butt, was a member of...

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June 2, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Organized Antisemitism And Neo-Nazism Remains On YouTube, Instagram, And Twitter

Over the past week, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) has identified neo-Nazi and antisemitic extremist content on major social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook-owned Instagram, and Twitter, which corresponds to a reported 80 percent...

Press Release

June 1, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Pages Found Supporting Belgian Extremist Soldier Jürgen Conings

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 several groups and pages on...

Press Release

May 26, 2021

Violent Antisemitic Attacks Rising Globally

Coinciding with and immediately following the 11-day conflict between Israel and the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), reports of antisemitic hate crimes, bigotry, and intolerance are spiking...

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May 24, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Pages Idolizing Christchurch Terrorist, Spreading Antisemitic Content Found

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 located several antisemitic Facebook pages...

Press Release

May 24, 2021

CEP & Das NETTZ Webinar: The New EU Digital Services Act (DSA) – Will Social Media Users Be Safer In The Future?

The draft Digital Services Act (DSA), published by the EU Commission in December 2020, seeks to build a safer and better Internet for all EU citizens. Unfortunately, despite introducing some promising new elements like transparency and auditing...

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May 21, 2021

Austria Bans Terrorist Group Hezbollah In Its Entirety

Last week, Austria banned Hezbollah in its entirety, going a step further than European Union (EU) policy, which abides by a false distinction between the terrorist group’s so-called political and military wings. Vienna’s decision is the latest in a...

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May 20, 2021

Who are the Leaders of Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades?

Israel has responded to the onslaught of Hamas rocket fire with a tactical campaign targeting leaders of the Iran-backed terror group in the Gaza Strip, including Mohammed Deif and Yahya Sinwar, the highest ranking Hamas officials inside Gaza. The...

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