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April 4, 2022

CEP-KAS Event: The Taliban’s Takeover In Afghanistan – Effects On Global Terrorism

Since the takeover of power by the Taliban in Afghanistan in August 2021, experts and politicians have been discussing what effect this event will have on global terrorism. Already during the first weeks after the Taliban’s victory, a trend became...

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April 1, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Deepfake May Be “Tip Of The Iceberg” In Russia’s Disinformation Campaign

On March 16, 2022, a deepfake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling upon Ukrainian troops to surrender surfaced on several social media platforms and was placed on a Ukrainian news website by hackers. Ukrainian authorities had...

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March 30, 2022

Iran-Backed Houthis Continue Strikes Against Saudi Oil Facilities

Last week, Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen targeted a Saudi Aramco oil facility in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, days after Houthi rockets previously targeted the Jeddah facility and other locations in Saudi Arabia. While the attacks have caused...

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March 28, 2022

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Followers Continue To Pledge Allegiance To Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi

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. As part of an ongoing propaganda video series, ISIS released four new...

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March 23, 2022

Germany Shutters Pro-Hezbollah Organization In Bremen Amid Terror Group’s Rising Popularity

Last week, German city-state Bremen shut down the Al-Mustafa Community Center, citing the organization’s close association with Hezbollah and its calls for acts of terrorism against Israel. The order from German officials effectively prohibits the...

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March 22, 2022

CEP Webinar: Countering Extremism While Protecting Freedom Of Speech

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is delighted to invite you to join CEP Advisors Liam Duffy and Ian Acheson for a discussion with Jacob Mchangama, author of the newly released book Free Speech: A Global History from Socrates to Social Media.

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March 21, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Former Leader Of Neo-Nazi Group The Base Discourages Followers From Fighting In Ukraine

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 founder and former leader of the neo-Nazi group The Base...

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March 21, 2022

CEP Webinar: Extremist Foreign Fighters Traveling To Ukraine – Security Risks And Mitigation Measures

The war in Ukraine has led to an unprecedented number of individuals traveling to the country in support of the Ukrainian government. Many Ukrainian citizens and dual nationals are returning to their homeland, and several thousand non-Ukrainian...

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March 15, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Meta Platforms Violate Own Rules Over Russia-Ukraine War Content

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Meta Platforms—the parent company to Facebook and Instagram—has been found to have violated its own terms of service. Several pro-Russian extremists, including those that have been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury...

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March 14, 2022

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Announces Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi As New Caliph In Online Audio Message

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 via an audio message, ISIS acknowledged the death of Abu...

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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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