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August 5, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Radical Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary Attempts To Return Online After U.K. Lifts Speech Ban

With Anjem Choudary’s public speaking ban lifted by the United Kingdom, the radical British cleric has made multiple attempts to re-establish his online presence on multiple major social media platforms. Already, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and...

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August 5, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis Celebrate El Paso Shooter On Telegram Ahead Of Attack’s Second 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. Last week, CEP researchers located a dozen neo-Nazi or white supremacist...

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July 30, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Google Sues Germany Over Hate Speech Law

This week, Google filed a lawsuit in administrative court in Germany to challenge a portion of the country’s expanded 2018 Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG). NetzDG regulates online content moderation and requires online platforms to remove...

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July 28, 2021

U.S. Investigating Qatar For Alleged IRGC Financing

The U.S. State Department has reportedly launched an inquiry into an allegation that Qatar’s royal family has supplied funds to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The investigation...

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July 26, 2021

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacists Celebrate Ten Year Anniversary of 2011 Norway Attacks

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 celebratory posts from...

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July 22, 2021

CEP Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Norway Attacks

It has been 10 years since Anders Behring Breivik killed eight people by detonating a car bomb in central Oslo, before shooting dead 69 people attending a summer camp on the island of Utøya. The attacks represented the deadliest violence in Norway...

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July 20, 2021

U.K. Lifts Public Speaking Ban On Radical Islamic Cleric Anjem Choudary

Restrictions preventing radical British cleric Anjem Choudary from speaking in public were lifted on Monday following the expiration of government-imposed conditions on his release. Choudary, co-founder of the now-banned extremist network al...

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July 20, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Propaganda Promoting Violence Located On DeviantArt

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. CEP researchers located over a dozen neo-Nazi propaganda accounts on...

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July 14, 2021

U.K. To Ban White Supremacist Group The Base

On Monday, U.K. Home Secretary Ptiti Patel announced plans to ban The Base, a U.S.-based neo-Nazi, white supremacist network, pending approval of the order by the British parliament. The terrorist proscription could go into effect later this week and...

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July 13, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Facebook’s “Redirect Initiative” Puts Onus On Users To Identify Extremism

In early July, Facebook began testing a pilot program on its platform asking some users if they had been “exposed to harmful extremist content” or “concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist.” Called the “Redirect Initiative,” the pop...

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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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