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October 21, 2021

Eye on Extremism: October 21, 2021

“A brazen attack on a military bus driving through the Syrian capital, Damascus, killed 14 people on Wednesday, according to state news media, a reminder that President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on power remains tenuous even in a major government...

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October 20, 2021

Eye on Extremism: October 20, 2021

“The Taliban have promised plots of land to relatives of suicide bombers who attacked U.S. and Afghan soldiers, in a provocative gesture that seems to run counter to their efforts to court international support. The Taliban’s acting interior minister...

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October 20, 2021

"Ian Acheson, a former prison governor and senior adviser at the Counter Extremism Project, said the official narrative that the far-right is the fastest growing threat is a 'comfort blanket' obscuring the 'patently more potent threat of Islamist...

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October 20, 2021

CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy interviewed: "It's not just about punishing terrorists. We should also see it as prison serves the function of not just rehabilitation or punishment, but also taking away the most dangerous elements of society."

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October 20, 2021

"'Sen. Luján’s proposed legislation is a crucial measure that will help hold the technology sector accountable for recklessly deploying algorithms that amplify dangerous and extremist content. These companies have relied on algorithms to maximize...

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October 19, 2021

"New York's Counter Extremism Project charity says 110 individuals and 33 organisations linked to terrorism also had connections to Choudary"

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October 19, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Ian Acheson writes: "The outcome of this cringingly careful triangulation is a system overwhelmed with trivial referrals, with the hard edges of national security blunted by layers of bureaucracy and philosophical differences...

Extremism News Roundup

October 19, 2021

Eye on Extremism: October 19, 2021

“Hezbollah won’t be dragged into a civil war in Lebanon and has 100,000 trained fighters ready to fend off foreign attacks but won’t be used locally, the head of the Iran-backed militant group said. In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hasan...

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October 18, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Steam Found To Be Hosting Years-Old Extreme Right Group Pages

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. This week, multiple extreme right and white supremacist pages, some of...

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October 18, 2021

British MP Killed By Man With Islamist Extremism Ties

Last Friday, Conservative British MP David Amess was stabbed to death while meeting with constituents. The suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, is a British citizen. Ali had previously been referred to the government program Prevent, which works to divert...

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