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Justice Necessary Before Yazidis Can Find Peace

The first article of this blog series, “ISIS ‘Down’ but ‘Not Out’ in Iraq,” addressed the scope and effects of military operations in the fight against terrorism. This article expands on the issue of sustainability in combating terrorism. It...

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January 24, 2022

Extremist Content Online: ISWAP Video Posted On Over A Dozen Sites, Including Facebook

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, ISIS’s self-proclaimed West African Province (ISWAP) released...

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January 24, 2022

"Counter Extremism Project analyst Gregory Waters told Al Jazeera ISIL in Syria is 'absolutely' growing stronger. 'The fact that we’re at a point where ISIS can do this, has shown just how … much they’ve grown back from where they were in 2019,'...

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January 21, 2022

Tech & Terrorism: Choudary Uses Social Media To Call For Aafia Siddiqui’s Release

In September 2021, internationally designated Islamist cleric and convicted ISIS supporter Anjem Choudary called for the release of Aafia Siddiqui from a U.S. federal prison. Urging allies to take up Siddiqui’s cause, Choudary wrote of “the...

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January 19, 2022

CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler interviewed on the suspect in the Texas synagogue incident: "He was known to the British intelligence. He was a subject of interest for awhile and a short lead investigation, that means someone gave them a...

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January 19, 2022

Texas Synagogue Attack Influenced By Convicted Terrorist Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui, the radical Islamist imprisoned since 2008, has become a rallying cry amongst Islamists and jihadist militants around the world. The most recent example came this past weekend when Malik Faisal Akram took four people hostage at a...

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January 18, 2022

Extremist Content Online: Multiple Pro-ISIS, White Supremacist, And Antisemitic Instagram Accounts Found

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, six pro-ISIS and 11 white supremacist and antisemitic...

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January 18, 2022

CEP Statement On Abu Dhabi Terror Attacks

Counter Extremism Project (CEP) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, CEP President Frances F. Townsend, and CEP Senior Advisor Norman T. Roule released the following joint statement today in response to the drone terror attacks in Abu Dhabi perpetrated by...

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January 17, 2022

CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy writes: "The more urgent concern, however, should be on Europe, and how the jihadist movement reconstitutes itself inside the continents borders after the Islamic State. The principal concern for security services has...

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January 17, 2022

CEP Senior Advisor Lucinda Creighton's statement quoted: "The news that Lisa Smith is making a last-ditch attempt to have the terrorist charges against her dropped is deeply concerning for two reasons. "Firstly, were Smith to avoid facing trial it...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

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On December 6, 2021, alleged ISIS fighters from Syria attacked Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq in Nineveh province’s Makhmour district.   

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