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December 4, 2020

CEP Report Launch: Gradualists to Jihadists – Islamist Narratives in the West

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to the launch of our new report, Gradualists to Jihadists: Islamist Narratives in the West.

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December 1, 2020

Tanzania, Mozambique Join Forces To Fight Growing Islamist Insurgency

Last week, Tanzania and Mozambique announced they would begin conducting joint operations against Islamist militants along their shared border. The cooperation was spurred by attacks by ISIS-affiliated militants from Mozambique on Tanzanian villages...

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November 25, 2020

CEP-GLOBSEC Webinar: The Muslim Brotherhood in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Conclusions for the Region

Radical political Islamism has received increasing attention, especially following the recent terror attack in Austria and the subsequent arrests that aimed to curtail this ideology in order to prevent future attacks. Whether this will be successful...

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November 23, 2020

ICYMI: CEP Report Examines Transnational Violent Extreme Right-Wing (XRW) Movement

In November 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) released its report, Violent Right-Wing Extremism – Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures, which was commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office...

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November 18, 2020

U.S. Reportedly Planning To Designate Iran-Backed Houthis As Terrorist Group

The U.S. State Department is reportedly planning on designating the Yemen-based Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The renewed focus on designating the Iran-backed group follows a terrorism and intelligence review deliberated by the...

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November 18, 2020

ICYMI: CEP-EPC Report Calls For Pan-EU Policy For Return Of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

On November 9, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and the European Policy Centre (EPC) held a webinar and launched their joint publication, Marching home? Why repatriating foreign terrorist fighters is a pan-European priority. The report examines...

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November 18, 2020

CEP Webinar: The State And Foreign (Terrorist) Fighters With Islamist And Right-Wing Extremist Backgrounds

The recent ISIS terrorist attack in Vienna was a reminder of the threat posed by the ongoing presence of extremist Islamist networks in Europe. The alleged perpetrator identified as Kujtim Fejzulai—a wannabe foreign terrorist fighter (FTF), who...

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November 16, 2020

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Ceremony Honoring World War One Veterans in Saudi Arabia

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, ISIS claimed responsibility through the group’s Amaq News...

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November 9, 2020

Extremist Content Online: Online ISIS Supporters Celebrate Vienna Attack, Encourage Additonal Violence

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, ISIS supporters on Telegram, RocketChat and Hoop celebrated...

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November 5, 2020

Online Policy Dialogue: Marching Home? Why Repatriating Foreign Fighters Must Be A Pan-European Priority

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC), is pleased to invite you to this online policy dialogue and launch event of their joint publication.

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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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