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September 9, 2022

CEP Webinar: The Current Terrorism Threat Posed By ISIS And al-Qaeda

Despite a reduction of Islamist terror attacks in Europe, both ISIS and al-Qaeda networks continue to operate successfully in several regions: a suicide attack by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) against the Russian embassy in Kabul on...

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September 8, 2022

Paris Terror Court Sees Eight Stand Accused Of Supporting Bastille Day Attacker

The trial of eight defendants accused of providing support to Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel began this week in Paris. Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was a Tunisian resident of France who killed 86 people and injured 450 others when he drove a semi-truck through a...

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September 1, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Edition

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit Meta-owned Facebook to spread propaganda, recruit followers, and incite violence in order to hold the popular social media platform accountable for its...

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August 31, 2022

CEP Policy Paper: Prosecution Of German Women Returning From Syria And Iraq

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today published a new policy brief, Prosecution of German Women Returning from Syria and Iraq: Insights and Recommendations for Policymakers and Security Agencies, the first in a series of papers analyzing the...

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August 31, 2022

Indonesia Considering Early Release Of Bombmaker In 2002 Bali Attacks

Indonesia’s government announced last week that Umar Patek—a former leading member of the Southeast Asia jihadist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the bombmaker in the 2002 Bali attacks—may be granted an early release from prison. Patek, who has...

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August 29, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Telegram Remains An Active Site For The Spread Of White Supremacist Propaganda

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. Telegram removed a channel for the neo-Nazi group the Base, however, a...

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August 26, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Edition

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit Meta-owned Facebook to spread propaganda, recruit followers, and incite violence in order to hold the popular social media platform accountable for its...

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August 25, 2022

CEP Webinar: 30 Years Of Western Jihad – A Discussion With Jytte Klausen

(New York, N.Y. / London) – Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar with Professor Jytte Klausen, curator of the Western Jihadism Project at...

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August 24, 2022

Al-Shabaab Kills 21 And Wounds More Than 100 In 30-Hour Siege Of Mogadishu Hotel

Somali security forces ended a 30-hour assault by al-Shabaab militants on the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu last weekend that left 21 people dead and 117 wounded. This was the first major attack by the extremist group since Somali President Hassan Sheikh...

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August 22, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Tech Group Releases List Of 12 Recommended E-Mail Services

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 the pro-ISIS tech group Qimam Electronic Foundation...

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