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December 12, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Praises Exposure of Prominent ISIS Twitter Propagandist

(New York, NY) – Yesterday, Channel 4, the United Kingdom’s award-winning flagship news program, exposed the identity of @ShamiWitness, one of the most influential, English-speaking, Twitter-based ISIS sympathizers. The prolific ISIS propagandist, an...

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December 4, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Condemns Threatened Execution of U.S. Citizen by Al-Qaeda

The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project: “The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) strongly condemns the threatened execution of Luke Somers, an American journalist kidnapped and held for more than a year in Yemen by Al-Qaeda. Once...

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December 3, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Continues to Highlight Danger Posed by Extremists Online

The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project: “The Counter Extremism Project remains deeply concerned about the unchecked proliferation of extremist rhetoric on social media platforms. The specific, violent incitement flagged by...

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December 2, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Cautions Supporters on Targeted Cyber Attacks

The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project: “The Counter Extremism Project has detected a concentrated effort by cyber terrorists to attack the organization and its supporters on social media. “Some individuals targeted by CEP as...

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December 1, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Statement on Warnings to U.S. Armed Forces to Censor Social Media

It is unfortunate that American service men and women must limit their social media activity and presence lest they attract the attention of extremists seeking to commit acts of violence on American soil. It is particularly troubling that Americans...

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November 21, 2014

CEP Calls on Twitter to Take Immediate Action to Stop Extremist Misuse of Its Platforms

(New York, NY) – A notorious online extremist operating under the name Mujahid Miski has used Twitter to threaten to behead Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President George W. Bush and President of the Counter...

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November 6, 2014

CEP Reacts to Reports President Obama Communicated With Iranian Supreme Leader

“While basic sectarian distinctions suggest that Iran shares Western concerns regarding ISIS, Iran is not a partner. Iran has been the world’s leading sponsor of terror and has worked continuously and openly to undermine coalition efforts to...

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October 7, 2014

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia Joins Advisory Board of Counter Extremism Project

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) announced today that former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Michael Garcia , has joined the organization’s advisory board alongside former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, former State...

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September 24, 2014

Counter Extremism Project Applauds President Obama's UN General Assembly Speech

Click through for a joint statement from the leadership of the Counter Extremism Project, Ambassador Mark Wallace, Former Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Fran Townsend and Senator Joseph Lieberman on President Obama's UN General...

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September 22, 2014

New Global Organization to Target Extremist Groups, Expose Financing Networks

New York, NY – Today, a renowned group of international leaders and former diplomats announced the formation of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), an organization aimed at combating extremism and exposing its hidden support networks through a...

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