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May 25, 2022

Mali Withdraws From G5 Sahel Task Force, Risks Further Destabilizing Region

On May 15, Mali’s ruling junta announced that the country would withdraw from the G5 Sahel, a West African security force. Junta officials claimed the decision was due to the G5’s lack of progress in defeating al-Qaeda and ISIS. U.N. Assistant...

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May 23, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Content From The Buffalo Attack Continues To Spread Online

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. Over a week after the deadly white supremacist shooting in Buffalo, New...

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May 19, 2022

Great Replacement Theory: An Ethno-Nationalist Justification For Violence

Prior to killing 10 and wounding three in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store this past weekend, the alleged gunman spent hours writing a 180-page online manifesto outlining his motivations for the attack. One of the central ideas espoused was the...

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May 18, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Tech Companies Fail To Stop Buffalo Attack Video From Proliferating Online

On Saturday, May 14, a gunman targeting African Americans opened fired at a Buffalo, New York grocery store, killing 10 and wounding three others, while livestreaming his attack on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch. Twitch cut off the video within two...

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May 17, 2022

President Joe Biden Authorizes Redeployment Of U.S. Troops To Help Combat Al-Shabaab In Somalia

In a move to assist newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Somalia’s fight against al-Shabaab, President Joe Biden this week approved the redeployment of U.S. ground forces to the country—a reversal from the previous administration’s late...

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May 16, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Buffalo Massacre Gunman’s Video And Alleged Manifesto Spread Widely Online

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. The video made by the perpetrator of the Buffalo racist massacre and his...

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May 12, 2022

Hezbollah’s Influence Looms Over Upcoming Lebanese Elections

On May 15, Lebanon will conclude its first parliamentary election since the country’s economic collapse in 2019 and the deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut in August 2020. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for the vote to be...

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May 9, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Extreme-Right Prisoner Aid Group Urges Support for Poway Synagogue Shooter 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, an extreme-right prisoner support group designated the Poway...

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May 4, 2022

ISIS “Beatle” Sentenced To Life In Prison For Torture And Beheading Of Four Americans

During a sentencing hearing last week in Alexandria, Virginia, Alexanda Amon Kotey, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist and member of the ISIS terror cell nicknamed “The Beatles,” was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the torture and...

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May 3, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Explosive Device ‘How To’ Video Posted On Neo-Nazi Telegram Channel In Russian

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 a Russian-language neo-Nazi Telegram channel...

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On July 2, 2021, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded tea shop in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 10 people and injuring dozens. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.   

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