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April 12, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 12, 2021

“A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Zion man to 13 and a half years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to support the Islamic State, in part by collecting cellphones he thought could be used as detonators overseas. Edward Schimenti, 39, was...

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April 11, 2021

CEP Senior Research Analyst Josh Lipowsky quoted: "'Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, Isis and Hamas have long called for – and claimed responsibility for – vehicular terrorist attacks,' Lipowsky explained. 'In Europe and the Middle East, we’ve seen...

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April 10, 2021

"East Africa region a key security partner in the global war on terrorism and a principal engine of economic development on the African continent is being critically undermined by illicit trade, according to the new report dubbed Unholy Alliance...

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April 9, 2021

Eye on Extremism: April 9, 2021

“An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 76-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat to life in prison on terrorism charges, according to the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper. Ezzat was convicted on terrorism charges related to violence after the...

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April 9, 2021

"Kacper Rekawek, a researcher at the nonprofit Counter Extremism Project and the author of a 2020 report on right-wing foreign fighters in Ukraine, told me that European intelligence agencies began taking notice years ago of extremists going to the...

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April 8, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts on CNBC Africa

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts spoke on CNBC Africa about the new report "An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa" and the region as a key security partner.

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April 8, 2021

CEP Senior Advisor Sir Ivor Roberts spoke on CNBC Africa about the new report "An Unholy Alliance: Links Between Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa" and the region as a key security partner.

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April 8, 2021

"'[Atomwaffen Division] has specifically advocated for violence since they were founded in 2015,' said Joshua Fisher-Birch, a terrorism analyst at the Counter Extremism project who monitors the group and its adjacent movement. '[S] everal of their...

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April 8, 2021

"Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project, talked about the similarities in how ISIS and QAnon managed to appeal to people to join, and how they also attract the same type of person, during an episode of The Hunt...

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April 8, 2021

CEP research analyst Gregory P. Waters writes: "The kidnapping and prisoner exchange conducted Tuesday afternoon by an ISIS cell in central Syria raises new questions about the structure of the insurgency. The local dynamics of the insurgency are...

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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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