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May 20, 2022

Eye on Extremism: May 20, 2022

“The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new Hezbollah-related sanctions, designating Lebanese businessman and the Iran-backed group's financial facilitator, Ahmad Jalal Reda Abdallah, and his companies. Abdallah, five of his associates and...

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May 19, 2022

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid interviewed: "It’s a problem of collaboration across the industry and it’s a problem of the underlying technology. And if this was the first time it happened, I’d understand. But this is not, this is not the 10th...

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May 19, 2022

Great Replacement Theory: An Ethno-Nationalist Justification For Violence

Prior to killing 10 and wounding three in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store this past weekend, the alleged gunman spent hours writing a 180-page online manifesto outlining his motivations for the attack. One of the central ideas espoused was the...

Extremism News Roundup

May 19, 2022

Eye on Extremism: May 19, 2022

“The U.N.’s top political official for Africa called Mali’s decision to withdraw from the Sahel regional counterterrorism force “unfortunate and regrettable” Wednesday, especially at a time of increasing terrorist activity and insecurity. Assistant...

Press Release

May 18, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Tech Companies Fail To Stop Buffalo Attack Video From Proliferating Online

On Saturday, May 14, a gunman targeting African Americans opened fired at a Buffalo, New York grocery store, killing 10 and wounding three others, while livestreaming his attack on the Amazon-owned platform Twitch. Twitch cut off the video within two...

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May 18, 2022

"On this week’s edition of 'The Hunt with WTOP National Security correspondent JJ Green,' Dr. Hans Jakob-Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, discusses the link between the Buffalo, New York, shooting and the Christchurch, New...

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May 18, 2022

"David Daoud, the expert on Hezbollah of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) stresses that the group’s influence within Lebanon is a critical factor that would undermine chances of genuine economic and governmental reform..."

Extremism News Roundup

May 18, 2022

Eye on Extremism: May 18, 2022

“The racist attack in Buffalo, New York, is part of a broader movement that experts and officials fear could inspire further white nationalist terror across the world. Though the suspect alone allegedly drove 200 miles from his hometown to carry out...

Press Release

May 17, 2022

President Joe Biden Authorizes Redeployment Of U.S. Troops To Help Combat Al-Shabaab In Somalia

In a move to assist newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Somalia’s fight against al-Shabaab, President Joe Biden this week approved the redeployment of U.S. ground forces to the country—a reversal from the previous administration’s late...

Extremism News Roundup

May 17, 2022

Eye on Extremism: May 17, 2022

“Reversing a decision by predecessor Donald Trump, President Joe Biden has approved a Pentagon request to redeploy several hundred American troops to Somalia for what the National Security Council calls “a persistent U.S. military presence” there as...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On May 22, 2019, al-Shabaab fighters detonated a car bomb at a security checkpoint near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least nine people and injuring 13 others. 

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