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April 6, 2021

CEP report referenced: "Illicit trade is burning billion-dollar holes in the East African Community (EAC) bloc, fuelled by weak border controls and systemic political corruption by private interests, new report reveals."

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April 6, 2021

"Tunisia has not taken a public stance on repatriation. 'More than 800 of [its] fighters have already returned — and quite a few of them undetected,' said Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, a senior director at the Geneva-based Counter Extremism Project."

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ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in March 2021

Following is the March 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: February...

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April 6, 2021

"The Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a nonpartisan advocacy organization, was the first to notice the anti-Semitic and racist items. CEP wrote a letter to GearBubble CEO Donald Wilson on Feb. 4, informing him of the merchandise and asking GearBubble...

Extremism News Roundup

April 6, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 6, 2021

“At least 10 people were killed on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck makeshift kiosks in the Somali capital, hitting hours after al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked two National Army bases outside the city, the government said. “A suicide...

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April 6, 2021

CEP Book Discussion: Black Flags of the Caribbean – How Trinidad Became an ISIS Hotspot

On Wednesday, March 31, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a webinar and book discussion with Dr. Simon Cottee, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent. Dr. Cottee discussed his recent publication Black Flags of the Caribbean...

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April 5, 2021

"'Illicit trade is the lifeblood which sustains extremist groups operating in East Africa,' wrote Sir Ivor Roberts, a former British ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland and Italy, in a report for the Counter Extremism Project."

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "Le rapport de Sir Roberts s’intitule ; « Une Alliance impie : les liens entre l’extrémisme et le trafic illégal en Afrique de l’Est ». Ce rapport a été produit pour l’ONG Projet Contre l’Extrémisme."

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April 4, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts discussed findings of his new report, "An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa". Interview begins at 25:40.

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April 4, 2021

CEP report referenced: "A new report that connects the unholy alliance between illicit trade and extremism has asked East African nations to uproot illicit trade networks, to free up the resources needed to fight the crime."

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On September 17, 2019, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated outside a Presidential rally in Charikar, Afghanistan, killing at least 26 people and injuring another 30. Later, a suicide bomber detonated outside the Ministry of Defense in Kabul, killing 22 and wounding 38 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. 

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