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July 9, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 9, 2021

“A British man who used Bitcoin to pay to free Daesh members from detention in Syria has been convicted of terror offenses. Hisham Chaudhary, 28, was also found guilty in a Birmingham court of two counts of entering terrorist fundraising arrangements...

CounterPoint Blog

World Shield Against IEDs Needed Now

The frequency of terrorist attacks around the world in last decade has repeatedly demonstrated the undeniable danger and deadliness of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or “homemade” bombs. Over the last 10 years, IEDs have caused at least 171,732...

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July 8, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 8, 2021

“U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq, rockets hit a base housing U.S...

Press Release

July 8, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: New Study Confirms YouTube Algorithm Promotes Misinformation, Conspiracies, Extremism

YouTube’s recommended videos algorithm suggests extremist content, misinformation, and conspiracy theories to its users, according to a new report by the Mozilla Foundation. The results were based on a crowdsourced research project that enabled...

Press Release

July 7, 2021

Al-Shabaab Continues Terror Attacks, Further Disrupting Somalia’s Elections

Al-Qaeda-aligned terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing last week that targeted Somali intelligence and security headquarters, leaving at least 10 dead and dozens of others injured. The bombing is the second deadly...

Extremism News Roundup

July 7, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 7, 2021

“Nigerian authorities in northwest Kaduna state have closed 13 schools after more than 140 students were kidnapped Monday from a Baptist high school. The closures follow a string of armed attacks on schools that authorities say threaten to...

Extremism News Roundup

July 6, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 6, 2021

“The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in a U.S. airstrike along the Iraq-Syria border last month, saying it will be a military operation everyone will talk about. Abu Alaa...

CounterPoint Blog

ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in June 2021

Following is the June 2021 installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly chronicle of attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. Previous editions of ISIS Redux can be viewed through the following links: May, April...

Press Release

July 6, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Facebook, Instagram Found To Host Violent & Antisemitic Accounts

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. White supremacist and antisemitic content was located on Facebook and...

Extremism News Roundup

July 2, 2021

Eye on Extremism: July 2, 2021

“Troops have killed at least 37 ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists in Bula Yobe, Jabullam, Yobe State, in a joint military operation by the air task force and ground troops of the Nigerian military. Similarly, airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force attack...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

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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