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March 1, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Taliban Minister Brags About Historic Number Of Suicide Attacks On Twitter

Last week, Taliban Acting Minister for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice Sheikh Muhammad Khalid Hanafi bragged about his group’s “historic” number of suicide attacks in Afghanistan over the past 20 years. Pro-Taliban accounts on...

Extremism News Roundup

March 1, 2022

Eye on Extremism: March 1, 2022

“The U.N. Security Council voted Monday to impose an expanded arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebels, saying they have threatened the peace, security and stability of the war-torn country. Council members said the rebels are responsible for attacking...

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February 28, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Extremist Groups Spread Propaganda Regarding Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

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. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, various extremist groups and...

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February 28, 2022

CEP Webinar: “The Fall-Out of Gendered Counterterrorism Approaches in Northeast Syria"

The ISIS attack on a prison in al-Hasakah, Syria, on January 20, and the ensuing battle left hundreds of ISIS suspects dead, escaped, or unaccounted for. While the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have regained control of the prison, many...

News

February 28, 2022

"For years, the combatants crossing Ukraine’s borders to pick up arms were joining the pro-Russian forces that had taken control of a territory in eastern Ukraine. Since 2014, more than 17,000 fighters from more than 50 countries have joined the...

Extremism News Roundup

February 28, 2022

Eye on Extremism: February 28, 2022

“It was one of the largest fines ever for corporate fraud, a billion-dollar penalty that telecommunications giant Ericsson paid to avoid U.S. prosecution for corrupt schemes in foreign markets from China to East Africa. But even as it signed that...

CounterPoint Blog

Incel Inspiration in a Leaderless Movement

The involuntary celibacy (Incel) movement has gained significant attention since 2014 when it burst onto the extremist scene with the killing of six people in Isla Vista, California, at the hands of a self-proclaimed Incel. The man responsible for...

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February 26, 2022

"According to the 'Counter Extremism Project,' members of the NSC are stockpiling weapons in preparation for a war they intend to fight, in the name of white supremacy. Their rhetoric is dangerous. Their intentions are violent. They have no home in...

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February 25, 2022

CEP Research Analyst Gregory Waters quoted: "Waters said that the Islamic State in Syria has again become capable of carrying out sophisticated operations. The group has developed 'a slimmer, centralized core of veteran fighters who are linked into...

CounterPoint Blog

The Rise of Private Military Companies

The first two entries in this series, “ISIS ‘Down’ but ‘Not Out’ in Iraq” and “Justice Necessary Before Yazidis Can Find Peace,” addressed the scope and effects of military missions and transitional justice, respectively. This article expands on...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On June 24, 2017, Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP) launched back-to-back explosions at a market in Kurram Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in northwest Pakistan. The attack killed 67 people who were shopping in preparation for a religious holiday and wounded 200 others. 

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