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June 1, 2017

Who Speaks for Iraqi Sunni Arabs?

CEP released a new resource on the Iraqi Islamic Party, founded as a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and the largest Sunni Islamist party in the country. The IIP is perceived as a sectarian party and has been accused of nurturing the wave of...

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May 30, 2017

ICYMI: CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid on the Problem of Online Extremism

CEP Senior Advisor and Dartmouth College Computer Science Professor Dr. Hany Farid, the world’s leading authority on digital forensics and hashing technology, was interviewed by Scientific American , The Verge , and On the Media, regarding the...

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May 23, 2017

ISIS Claims Credit for Bombing that Killed at Least 22, Including Children

The suicide attack that claimed the lives of at least 22 people outside the Manchester Arena on May 22 fits a pattern of terrorists targeting crowded areas to maximize civilian casualties, CEP said, in releasing updated reports on terror targets and...

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May 22, 2017

CEP Condemns Terror Attack at Concert in Manchester, England

CEP released a statement of strong condemnation following the apparent terror attack in Manchester, England that claimed the lives of at least 19 people.

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May 22, 2017

Four Years After Lee Rigby’s Murder, Online Radicalization, Vehicle Attacks Still Plague U.K.

On May 22, 2013, British soldier Lee Rigby was rammed with a car and then brutally hacked to death. Four years later, CEP has found that the plague of online radicalization and vehicle attacks still haunt the U.K., prompting lawmakers in a May 1...

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May 17, 2017

Sudan’s Ruling NCP Party Steeped in Controversy

CEP released a new report that traces the rise of Sudan’s National Congress Party and longtime President Omar Hassan al-Bashir , who was charged with genocide and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court in 2008. The NCP has hosted...

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May 15, 2017

Iranian Elections: No Matter the Outcome, Doctrine of Khomeini Will Continue to Dominate Iran

Regardless of the outcome of the Iranian presidential election May 19, total political and military power will continue to rest in the hands of Iran’s supreme leader, due to a system of rules established 38 years ago by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...

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May 10, 2017

CEP Spotlights Extremism and Counter-Extremism from Albania to Yemen

CEP released 10 new reports on extremism and counter-extremism efforts, expanding to 38 the number of countries profiled in conjunction with an interactive map tool that pinpoints the geographic scope and impact of extremist and terrorist groups.

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May 8, 2017

Rooted in Ideology: Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood

CEP released a new report, the Muslim Brotherhood in the Palestinian Territories. Despite Hamas's attempts to erase its connections to the worldwide Islamist group, Hamas remains indelibly a Muslim Brotherhood institution, as its new policy document...

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May 4, 2017

Are Tech Companies Doing Enough to Remove Extremist Content?

A new CEP resource compares the terms of service of major Internet companies and social media platforms. CEP found that while most companies’ terms of service prohibit content that promotes terror and violence, the continuing scourge of...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.

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