extremism

January 05, 2021

The Top 20 Most Dangerous Extremists On Earth

(New York, N.Y.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today published a list of the 20 most dangerous extremists on the planet. The list highlights the last known location, deaths attributed to these harbingers of terror, as well as analyzing the...

February 18, 2021 Zachary Schroeder

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...

A Salafi Salad: Jihadism, Takfirism, and the Use of Violence

“No Single Definition for Salafism, AJCS’ Conference Finds (!)”This was the oddly bold caption headlining the 2014 conference report on “Salafism in the Arab World” (sub-title: “Perceptions, Trends and Groups”), hosted by the al-Jazeera “Center for...

Competition Among Syrian Extremists

The outbreak of armed conflict in Syria has driven the country into chaos, with a spectrum of opposition groups claiming to be fighting for the people and against the Assad regime. As the Syrian Civil War enters its fifth year, Islamic extremist...

ISIS and the Cleansing of a Culture

“Nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing under way in the country: it targets human lives, minorities, and is marked by the systematic destruction of humanity’s ancient heritage.” – Irina Bukova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific...

No Turkish Delight for U.S.

Turkey’s relationship with violent extremist group ISIS might generously be described as “permissive” - less generously, “complicit.” Not only has Turkey adopted a relaxed stance toward ISIS, some claim it has actively aided and abetted the terror...

Extremists Compete for Control in Libya

The February beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS-alligned extremists in Libya grabbed international headlines, as did the reality that ISIS’s influence had spread far beyond Syria and Iraq. Since the beginning of 2015, forces loyal to...

France Targets Islamic Extremists in Africa

Recent worldwide attention has focused on France’s domestic counter-extremism efforts. But the country has also been very active in the global fight against extremism, particularly in Africa. Africa’s Sahel region includes Burkina Faso, Mali...

Complexities in Profiling Western Foreign Fighters

CEP has reviewed the details of dozens of cases involving Western foreign fighters and jihadist brides who in some way were radicalized and became involved in the conflict in Iraq and Syria. Given the similarity of the end result, you would suspect...

Extremism – The Charitable Thing To Do?

The United Arab Emirates labeled two U.S. non-profit groups, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist organizations in late 2014 due to connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. has not...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On June 10, 2018, the Houthis launched a missile from Yemen at Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province, killing three civilians.

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