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January 24, 2020

ICYMI: The Four Terrorism Trends That Will Mark 2020

The safety of Europeans and the security of Europe in 2020 will be marked by four trends in terrorism: the resurgence of ISIS in the Middle East along with the increased risk of terrorist attacks, returning foreign fighters and jihadists facing...

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January 23, 2020

Officials Detail The Base’s Plans For Violence At Richmond Gun Rally

Neo-Nazi Group Planned On Ambushing Attendees; Denounces Arrest On Telegram (New York, N.Y.) – Last week’s arrest of Patrik Jordan Mathews and two other members of the neo-Nazi group the Base shifted to the courtroom Tuesday, as federal prosecutors...

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January 22, 2020

Tech and Terrorism: U.N.-Designated Individuals Maintain Social Media Presence

Facebook has made claims that it refers to international sanctions lists when working to remove terrorist content from their sites. However, researchers at the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) have discovered that U.N.-designated persons and...

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January 21, 2020

Extremist Content Online: Seven Suspected Members Of Neo-Nazi Group The Base Arrested For Charges Including Criminal Intent To Commit Murder

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, seven suspected members of neo-Nazi group, the Base, were...

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January 20, 2020

“'If Mathews had… pledge[d] allegiance to a group like ISIS, there would have been a much more intent manhunt for him,' Joshua Fischer-Birch of the New York-based Counter Extremism Project told CBC."

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January 19, 2020

"Europe is fast becoming a poisonous pit of dehumanising prejudice. The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) identifies the far-right political parties, neo-Nazi movements and apolitical protest groups as sources of racism. Some groups, the CEP says...

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January 18, 2020

"'To have that kind of broad tent, that’s incredibly dangerous,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher with the Counter Extremism Project, a policy group formed to combat online extremist ideologies."

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January 17, 2020

"The F.B.I. has grown increasingly concerned about the Base as it has worked to recruit more people. The group encourages the onset of anarchy, according to the Counter Extremism Project, an organization that tracks far-right extremists. Experts say...

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January 17, 2020

"'To have that kind of broad tent, that’s incredibly dangerous,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher with the Counter Extremism Project, a policy group formed to combat online extremist ideologies."

Press Release

January 17, 2020

Taliban Continues Violent Attacks Against U.S. And Middle Eastern Forces

Last Saturday, two U.S. servicemembers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar, illustrating that Taliban activity continues to be prevelant in the Middle East as peace talks in Afghanistan remain on hold with U.S. diplomats. It follows a...

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