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February 23, 2021

Eye on Extremism: February 23, 2021

“Gunmen killed four aid workers in an ambush in the northwestern Pakistani district of North Waziristan on Monday, police officials said, an attack that could signal a revival of insurgency in the region bordering Afghanistan that was once a...

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February 22, 2021

"According to the Counter Extremism Project, representatives of far-right groups like Alternative für Deutschland in Germany and Lega Nord in Italy have won support in national elections in recent years by pushing anti-immigrant rhetoric. Other...

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February 22, 2021

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Weapons Training Video Located On YouTube

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. Last week, CEP researchers located a YouTube video of an individual...

Extremism News Roundup

February 22, 2021

Eye on Extremism: February 22, 2021

“Seven members of Niger’s electoral commission (CENI) have been killed during the country’s presidential election runoff when their vehicle hit a mine and exploded in the troubled western region of Tillaberi. The country regularly suffers attacks by...

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February 22, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann writes: "At the regional or municipal level, there are some positive examples across the EU – particularly in Germany – of how activities of violence-oriented right-wing extremists can be disrupted, eg, through...

Extremism News Roundup

February 19, 2021

Eye on Extremism: February 19, 2021

“Suspected Islamists killed at least 18 people in attacks in northern Burkina Faso and central Mali on Wednesday and Thursday, government and security sources said. Attacks by militants with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State are common in the two...

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February 19, 2021

"Joshua Fisher-Birch, a senior analyst at the New York-headquartered Counter Extremism Project who had previously called for the podcast to be taken down, welcomed the move. 'It’s a positive step that PodOmatic has decided to stop hosting Rundo and...

Press Release

February 18, 2021

Tech & Terrorism: DOJ Indicts North Korean Operatives For Cryptocurrency Extortion Through Cyberwarfare

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against three intelligence operatives from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The individuals are accused of conspiring to steal and extort cash and...

CounterPoint Blog

Extremist Movements Anchored in Historical Interpretation

Some members of the violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last month unquestionably saw themselves through the lens of history. A quick look at the crowd revealed flags from several periods of America’s history: Betsy Ross’ 13 star, Christopher...

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February 17, 2021

"'Robert Rundo and Denis ‘Nikitin’ Kapustin both promote a white nationalist movement rooted in an extreme right-wing hyper-masculinity that focuses on using physical fitness, street combat, and MMA to proselytise,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a senior...

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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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