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November 30, 2015

CEP Applauds OFAC Designation of Syrian Businessman George Haswani for Facilitation of ISIS Oil Trade

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) applauded the U.S. Department of the Treasury for sanctioning Syrian businessman George Haswani for his role in arranging Syrian regime oil purchases from the terrorist group ISIS. CEP called for the Treasury...

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November 25, 2015

CEP Profiles 24 New American Foreign Fighters, Financiers, and Supporters of Extremist Groups

CEP is releasing 24 new profiles of Americans who have fought with, allegedly attempted to join, or who stand accused of providing material or financial support to extremist groups. The new profiles add to the existing database of 66 American...

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November 23, 2015

CEP Releases Resources on Extremism in Mali Following Attack by Al-Mourabitoun and AQIM

(New York, NY) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is releasing new resources on extremism and counter-extremism in the West African country of Mali following the killing of 19 hostages at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital of Bamako. CEP is...

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November 18, 2015

CEP Releases Resources on Extremism in France and Belgium Following ISIS Terror Attacks

(New York, NY) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is releasing updated resources on terrorism and counterterrorism in France and Belgium following the November 13 attacks that took the lives of at least 129 people and wounded more than 350. A...

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November 14, 2015

CEP Condemns Attacks Across Paris

The Counter Extremism Project condemned the brutal murders in Paris and called on world leaders to make the creation of a unified plan of action to defeat ISIS a priority at the upcoming G20 Summit in Turkey.

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November 6, 2015

CEP Profiles Key ISIS Recruiters, Propagandists, and Inciters to Violence Operating on Twitter

CEP released profiles of 48 key ISIS recruiters, propagandists and inciters to violence on Twitter. “The hijacking and weaponization of social media platforms by extremist groups to radicalize, recruit, and plan violent attacks against innocent...

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October 29, 2015

ICYMI: CEP CEO Mark Wallace Testifies Before U.S. Congress on Stopping Online Extremism

Details problem of weaponization of social media platforms at hearing (Washington, D.C.) – Counter Extremism Project CEO Mark D. Wallace called on Twitter and other social media companies to do more to combat online radicalization, recruitment, and...

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October 27, 2015

Counter Extremism Project CEO Mark D. Wallace Calls on Twitter to Address Threat of Online Extremism in Testimony Before House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

CEP CEO Mark D. Wallace will recommend ways to combat online radicalization and recruitment by extremist groups in testimony Wednesday, October 28 before the National Security Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government...

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October 21, 2015

CEP Resource Details Rise of African Jihadist Terror Group Al-Mourabitoun

(New York, NY) -- The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is releasing a new resource on violent African jihadist group al-Mourabitoun and its leaders, considered by the U.S. State Department to pose “the greatest near-term threat to U.S. and Western...

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October 6, 2015

CEP Hosts Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism

(New York, NY) -- The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), joined with the U.S. State Department, the White House and Search for Common Ground, to host more than 100 youth activists and government officials from more than 40 countries at the first Global...

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