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May 27, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 27, 2021

“Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested militia commander Qasim Muslih, the military said, in a move security sources said was linked to attacks on a base that hosts U.S. forces. Muslih was arrested at dawn and is being questioned on anti...

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May 26, 2021

Violent Antisemitic Attacks Rising Globally

Coinciding with and immediately following the 11-day conflict between Israel and the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), reports of antisemitic hate crimes, bigotry, and intolerance are spiking...

Extremism News Roundup

May 26, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 26, 2021

“The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition engaged in fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen killed a high-ranking Hezbollah commander in an air strike in northern Marib province, Yemen’s Information Minister Moamer Al Eryani told The National on Tuesday...

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May 25, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 25, 2021

“The Arab Coalition thwarted an imminent attack by a Houthi booby-trapped boat in the southern Red Sea on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The interception of the explosive-rigged vessel came after remarks by US Secretary of State Antony...

Press Release

May 24, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook Pages Idolizing Christchurch Terrorist, Spreading Antisemitic Content Found

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, CEP researchers located several antisemitic Facebook pages...

Extremism News Roundup

May 24, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 24, 2021

“Abubakar Shekau, the fundamentalist warlord who turned Boko Haram from an obscure radical sect into a jihadist army whose war with the Nigerian state has left tens of thousands dead across four nations, has died, according to officials, mediators...

Press Release

May 24, 2021

CEP & Das NETTZ Webinar: The New EU Digital Services Act (DSA) – Will Social Media Users Be Safer In The Future?

The draft Digital Services Act (DSA), published by the EU Commission in December 2020, seeks to build a safer and better Internet for all EU citizens. Unfortunately, despite introducing some promising new elements like transparency and auditing...

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May 23, 2021

CEP-published report "An Unholy Alliance: Links between extremism and illicit trade in East Africa" featured

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May 21, 2021

Austria Bans Terrorist Group Hezbollah In Its Entirety

Last week, Austria banned Hezbollah in its entirety, going a step further than European Union (EU) policy, which abides by a false distinction between the terrorist group’s so-called political and military wings. Vienna’s decision is the latest in a...

Extremism News Roundup

May 21, 2021

Eye on Extremism: May 21, 2021

“Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, halting a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip, brought life in much of Israel to a standstill and left more than 200 people dead. At 2 a.m. local time, just as...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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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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