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March 26, 2020

"'Neo-Nazi accelerationist Telegram channels have increased their calls for destabilisation and violence related to COVID-19,' Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher from the United States-based Counter Extremism Project, which monitors international...

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Terrorism in the Age of Coronavirus

Earlier this month, ISIS warned its followers through its al-Naba newsletter to “stay away from the land of the epidemic” by avoiding Europe and other areas affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While this initially seemed like a silver...

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March 26, 2020

Tech & Terrorism: Tech Companies Failing To Comply With Germany’s NetzDG Law, Study Finds

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Berlin conducted a new study between January 31st and February 14th to test big tech’s compliance with Germany’s 2018 NetzDG online content moderation law. The law in its current form requires online platforms to...

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March 26, 2020

"'Extreme right-wing accelerationist and neo-Nazi Telegram chats and channels have increased their frequency of calling for violence related to the coronavirus since the president’s declaration of a national emergency on March 13,' Counter Extremism...

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March 24, 2020

CEP researcher Joshua "Fisher-Birch said the posts that attracted the attention of the FBI and Homeland Security are similar to others that predated the pandemic. They encourage action but without a specific plan."

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March 23, 2020

Extremist Content Online: White Supremacist Group Green Brigade ‘Disbands’ Itself, Part Of Dubious Trend

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, the neo-Nazi environmental group, Green Brigade, claimed on...

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March 23, 2020

CEP Webinar on April 1: Foreign Fighters and the Conflict in Ukraine

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in conjunction with the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), will host a webinar on April 1, where new research into the phenomenon of foreign fighters in the war in Ukraine will be presented.

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March 18, 2020

"In this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior adviser at the Counter Extremism Project, said that even terrorists are terrified of the COVID-19 virus, and they’ve taken...

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March 19, 2020

"The Counter Extremism Project reports that upon the completion of his studying, he served as an officer in Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s army. But following the US-led occupation of Iraq and the capture of Hussein in 2003, he 'turned to violent...

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March 19, 2020

"He joined al-Qa'ida in Iraq after the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam in 2003, the multi-national Counter Extremism Project said."

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

Without doubt, the secularists are evil and more malicious than the polytheists and secularism is farther astray from the path and more malicious than polytheism. The secularists who are associated with Islam even [merely] by identity are considered apostates by a group of scholars. The Jews, Christians, those who worship graves, and many polytheists and unbelievers have committed lesser acts of unbelief than the secularists.

Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Salafist propagandist Mar. 1, 2021
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