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March 9, 2021

White Supremacist Violence Poses Threat To U.S. National Security

In his testimony at last week’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on the January 6 Capitol riot, FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators domestic extremists pose a threat to national security. Wray explained that the...

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March 9, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid quoted regarding U.S. lawmakers' proposed targeted changes to Section 230: "I think we want to take as modest of a step as possible. Give it a year or two, see how it unfolds and make adjustments."

Extremism News Roundup

March 9, 2021

Eye on Extremism: March 9, 2021

“Italian state police arrested an Algerian citizen in Italy’s southern city of Bari Monday who is suspected of belonging to Islamic State and providing help for the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Police identified the 36-year...

Press Release

March 8, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Al-Qaeda Bomb-Making Materials Shared By User On White Supremacist Forum

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. A user of an imageboard on the dark web shared a collection of al-Qaeda...

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March 8, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid quoted: "To Farid, the choice for tech companies was simple: automatically filter out the mass quantities of obviously abhorrent content using hashing technology like PhotoDNA and worry about the gray areas later."

Extremism News Roundup

March 8, 2021

Eye on Extremism: March 8, 2021

“The Taliban could make rapid military gains across Afghanistan when American and Nato troops pull out, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned. Under a deal between the Taliban and the previous Trump administration, all remaining US forces...

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March 7, 2021

CEP Executive Director David Ibsen and Deputy Director Lara Pham write: "Such calls for enhanced legal authority may seem understandable when viewed in the context of the aftermath of senseless, tragic attacks. However, U.S. laws treat foreign...

Extremism News Roundup

March 5, 2021

Eye on Extremism: March 5, 2021

“Swedish police were still in the dark on Thursday over the motive for a knife attack in the southern town of Vetlanda which left seven people wounded and forced police to shoot a suspect. A lone attacker went on a 15-minute rampage in the town of...

Press Release

March 5, 2021

CEP Report Launch: Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) invites you to the launch of our latest report Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide.

Videos

March 4, 2021

CEP Webinar: Transnational Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism in Finland and Sweden | Morgan Finnsiö

Between July and November 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) in Germany, commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, analyzed the violent right-wing extremist and terrorist milieus in a range of European countries and the United...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

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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