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January 18, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Multiple Pro-ISIS, White Supremacist, And Antisemitic Instagram Accounts 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, six pro-ISIS and 11 white supremacist and antisemitic...

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January 18, 2022

CEP Statement On Abu Dhabi Terror Attacks

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, CEP President Frances F. Townsend, and CEP Senior Advisor Norman T. Roule released the following joint statement today in response to the drone terror attacks in Abu Dhabi perpetrated by...

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January 12, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Poway Synagogue Shooter Maintains Influence Online

On December 28, the U.S. Southern District of California sentenced Poway synagogue shooter John T. Earnest to life in prison with an additional 30 years. On April 27, 2019, Earnest shot and killed one woman, injured three other individuals, and...

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January 10, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Extreme Right And White Supremacists Celebrate One Year Anniversary Of U.S. Capitol Attack

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, members of the extreme right and white supremacists...

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January 7, 2022

Extremist Content Wrap Up 2021

Extremists continued to exploit the Internet in 2021 by spreading propaganda, exhortations to commit violence, and manuals on several websites and platforms that could assist individuals committing acts of terrorism. In 2021, the Counter Extremism...

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January 5, 2022

Somali Political Turmoil Widens Door For Al-Shabaab, Weakens Fight Against Terrorism

Last week, in the latest spasm of political turmoil in war-torn Somalia, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed suspended Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble over corruption accusations. Mohamed alleged that the ousted prime minister had been looting...

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December 22, 2021

ISIS Resurgence Leads To Cooperation Between Iraq, Kurdish Forces, And The U.S.

Iraq is working closely with Kurdish forces as concerns amongst authorities increase about a resurgence of ISIS militants in the country. In July 2021, officials from the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq warned ISIS continues to regroup in Diyala...

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December 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists Call For Acts Of Terrorism In New Book Released On Telegram

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, white supremacists released a book calling for acts of...

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December 17, 2021

CEP Spotlight: Hans-Jakob Schindler

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler is a sought-after expert in the structure and financial operations of major terrorist groups, owing to his five years as a member of the ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team of the...

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December 16, 2021

U.S.-Trained Somali Counterterrorism Force Abandons Mission

Recent reports have indicated that the Puntland Security Force (PSF), a U.S.-trained Somali counterterrorism force, has abandoned its mission and retreated to its headquarters in protest of a new commander imposed by the Puntland government. The PSF...

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On January 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack lasted over 12 hours, killing 22 people and wounding 27 others.   

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