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May 7, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 7, 2021

“The Taliban says it has captured most of the district of Burka in north-eastern Afghanistan, after 200 government troops surrendered. Meanwhile, the Biden administration continues its withdrawal of troops from the central Asian country. Baghlan is...

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May 7, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid quoted: "'Facebook didn't want to make the decision because it's politically loaded,' said Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and dean of its School of Information. 'So they kick it...

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May 7, 2021

"Around 900 British citizens joined ISIS before the group’s self-styled 'Caliphate' in Syria and Iraq was crushed. However according to Liam Duffy, a strategic advisor to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), it would be 'foolish' to claim this won’t...

Extremism News Roundup

May 6, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 6, 2021

“Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria’s troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday. Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as...

Press Release

May 6, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: Antisemitism Continues To Proliferate On Facebook

Facebook executives have attempted to cultivate an image for the company centered on the appearance of high standards of responsibility, transparency, and consistency, but it consistently fails in all three areas. Facebook has failed to sufficiently...

Press Release

May 5, 2021

Al-Qaeda Remains A Global Menace 10 Years After Bin Laden’s Death

Ten years have passed since U.S. Special Forces killed al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A decade after bin Laden’s death, al-Qaeda continues to pose a major threat to U.S. national security. That...

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May 5, 2021

CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy writes: "A hierarchy of “good” and “bad” political violence cannot be allowed to stand. In a democracy there is only political violence, and it is against the rules of the game."

Extremism News Roundup

May 5, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 5, 2021

“Germany saw a big jump last year in politically motiviated crimes, and offences commited by far-right supporters hit a record high, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. Far-right offences were up nearly 6% from the previous year at 23...

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May 4, 2021

CEP Virtual Roundtable | Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and Solutions Without Censorship

On May 4, 2021, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a CEP Virtual Roundtable with Lord Walney entitled, Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and Solutions Without Censorship. Lord Walney, John Woodcock, recently appointed as HM Government’s...

CounterPoint Blog

Fishmongers Hall Inquest: Week 3

Last week was the third week of the inquest into the deaths of two young people murdered at Fishmongers Hall, London by convicted terrorist Usman Khan. Khan was under state supervision after release from prison at the time of the attack on 29...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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