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April 15, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 15, 2021

“Suspected Islamists attacked the northeast Nigerian border town of Damasak, killing at least eight people and causing hundreds to flee to neighbouring Niger, local officials and a resident said on Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility but...

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April 14, 2021

"Kacper Rekawek, a Slovakia-based researcher at the nonprofit Counter Extremism Project, said Slotkin’s list is the type of list someone searching for far-right extremist groups on Google might draw up. 'The effort of Rep. Slotkin is commendable...

CounterPoint Blog

Don’t Designate Azov.

Last year, I was involved in Counter Extremism Project’s research effort on the transnational connectivity of violent right wing extremism and terrorism. One of the recommendations the work produced was the need for terrorism designations of violent...

Press Release

April 14, 2021

U.S. Lawmaker Urges State Department To Consider Foreign Terrorist Designations For Overseas White Supremacist Groups

Last week, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to combat the rise of domestic extremist activity by designating more than a dozen white supremacist groups abroad as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)...

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April 14, 2021

CEP Senior Director Hans-Jakob Schindler and CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann write: "Since 2014, a new leaderless, transnational, apocalyptic-minded, violence-oriented right-wing extremist and terrorist movement (GRXT) has emerged, which is...

Extremism News Roundup

April 14, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 14, 2021

“Twelve alleged far-right conspirators went on trial in Germany on Tuesday, suspected of planning attacks on politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims as part of a plot to overthrow the country’s democracy. Eleven of the men, arrested in February last...

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April 13, 2021

"'Visually, [these] groups use neo-Nazi imagery, including swastikas, black sun (sonnenrad) symbols, and skull masks which neo-Nazi accelerationist groups have adopted,' Joshua Fisher-Birch, a researcher and content review specialist at the Counter...

Extremism News Roundup

April 13, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 13, 2021

“A man has been charged in Norway for his alleged role in plans to carry out three extremist attacks in Denmark and in London, and for purportedly spreading Islamic State group propaganda on the internet. Authorities believe the 24-year-old man, who...

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April 12, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts writes: "East Africa is being picked apart by extremist groups, organised crime syndicates and urban gangs, all of whom are routinely assisted by some corrupt members of the region’s political, civil and business...

Press Release

April 12, 2021

Extremist Content Online: ISIS Propaganda Continues Proliferation On The Internet

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 pro-ISIS propaganda video on...

Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On January 15, 2019, al-Shabaab gunmen stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The attack lasted over 12 hours, killing 22 people and wounding 27 others.   

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