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CEP – KAS: Sahel Monitoring January 2024

In June 2023, the author predicted that the number of attacks claimed by the three main terrorist networks in the Sahel could reach over 100 per month near the end of the year, but the statistics at that point did not support such a scenario. Even by...

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Arrest of Member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in Germany After 30 Years of Investigation: Transnational Left-Wing Terrorism in Germany

Left-wing extremism and terrorism remain a significant form of ideologically motivated violence. Transnational connectivity and loose, leaderless networks—both offline and online—are key elements of this milieu’s operations. As with other extremist...

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March 5, 2024

"“... It's striking there's been no uncontrolled escalation [by Israelis' enemies] in the past five months", said Edmund Fitton-Brown, the UK's former ambassador to Yemen, who is now an adviser to the Counter Extremism Project, a non-profit group...

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March 5, 2024

"Prof Ian Acheson, senior adviser at the Counter Extremism Project, was commissioned by Mr Gove seven years ago to look into Islamist extremism in prisons. "He has always been committed to tackling the threat posed by those who advocate hateful ideas...

Extremism News Roundup

March 5, 2024

Eye on Extremism: March 5, 2024

“An Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon killed three paramedics from the militant group Hezbollah on Monday, state media in Lebanon reported, hours after a missile strike blamed on the militants killed at least one foreign worker in northern Israel...

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March 5, 2024

"This might be a "necessary step", Hans-Jakob Schindler, director of the Counter Extremism Project, told The National. But there is concern that it could inadvertently penalise mainstream Muslim groups, as well as organisations campaigning against...

Press Release

March 5, 2024

CEP Statement Calling For U.S. Sanctions Against Qatar, DIMDEX Conference, And Al Thani Royal Family

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following statement today on Qatar’s decision to host the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), U.S. sanctions-designated Iranian military officials, and Iran’s Ministry...

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March 4, 2024

CEP Senior Advisor Ian Acheson writes: “Are we being ‘poisoned’ by extremism? The Prime Minister seems to think so. His speech on the steps of Downing Street following the Rochdale by-election described a country where values of tolerance and...

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March 4, 2024

"“... That photo is a boost for the German police. Strict privacy laws make detection very difficult, says German terrorism expert Hans-Jakob Schindler. Only old images of the fugitives were known. “For example, the police are not allowed to search...

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March 4, 2024

"Last week, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) highlighted the ongoing efforts of extremist groups to harness the internet for spreading propaganda and inciting violence. The neo-Nazi group The Base, alongside other white supremacist entities, has...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

We reiterate once again that the brigades will directly target US bases across the region in case the US enemy commits a folly and decides to strike our resistance fighters and their camps [in Iraq].

Abu Ali al-Askari, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) Security Official Mar. 2023
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