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March 15, 2019

CEP Condemns Terror Attack in New Zealand

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen released a statement today in response to shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that read in part: "The attack on New Zealand Muslims today is a shocking and disgraceful act of terror. Once again, it has been...

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March 14, 2019

CEP: Law Enforcement Acted Quickly, Properly, In Investigation & Arrest of Kim Anh Vo

CEP CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace and President Frances F. Townsend released a statement followinging the arrest of Kim Anh Vo by the FBI, which read: “CEP is grateful to all of the law enforcement agencies whose investigation led to the arrest of...

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March 11, 2019

CEP Honors Victims of Madrid Train Bombings, Calls for Legislation to Prevent Future Attacks

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen issued a statement to mark the 15th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism and the anniversary of the 2004 Madrid Train Bombings, which killed 193 people. The statement read in part: “The coordinated...

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March 6, 2019

ICYMI: “Facebook, YouTube and social media are failing society. Pull their ads until they change.”

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, the world’s leading authority on digital forensics and hashing technology, argued in an op-ed published in USA Today on March 4 that it was time for the corporate CEO’s whose advertising dollars propel social media...

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March 6, 2019

CEP German Language Report Calculates the Costs of Extremism

In the German language report Die Kosten des Extemismus (Costs of Extremism), the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in partnership with the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), tackles the complex task of defining violent extremism...

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February 27, 2019

CEP Commends U.K. Government for Proposed Ban on Hezbollah in its Entirety

CEP President Frances F. Townsend released a statement today commending the U.K. government for proposing that Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah be banned in its entirety. Previously, like most of Europe, the U.K. had banned only the so-called...

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February 26, 2019

Freenom Stops Providing Online Services to Pro-ISIS Website After CEP Conveys Concerns

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen today released a statement commending Netherlands-based Freenom, an online domain name provider, for taking down a pro-ISIS website following CEP’s alerting the company about the site's proliferation of terror...

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February 25, 2019

Extremist Content Online: Telegram Used by ISIS to Spread Propaganda Globally

CEP reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week’s edition reveals a Telegram channel that called for lone actor terrorist attacks in London...

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February 23, 2019

YouTube Child Exploitation Scandal Shows Once Again That Big Tech Only Acts Following Controversy

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen released a statement after Google-owned YouTube was found to be facilitating pedophiles’ ability to connect and share content harmful to children. Since the incident, major companies like Disney, Nestle, Epic Games...

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February 19, 2019

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Videos Continue to be Uploaded to the Internet In 2019

CEP reports on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Today’s edition exposes ISIS videos demonstrating executions, explosives construction and violent propaganda...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On July 23, 2016, two suicide bombers targeted members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority who were demonstrating in Kabul. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 97 people and injured 260 others. 

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