Jihad

Mothers Against Joining Jihad

The number of foreign fighters who have joined ISIS now exceeds 20,000, illustrating the effectiveness of the group's recruitment strategies. Governments and private groups like CEP are experimenting with a variety of initiatives designed to counter...

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...

Sayyid Qutb: The Philosophical Foundation for Modern Jihadism

As the forefather of modern jihadism, Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) profoundly influenced virtually every ‘Islamic’ extremist group operating today. According to the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, the diverse jihadist movement cites Qutb more...

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On October 28, 2019, a car bomb detonated in Suluk, Syria, killing one civilian and wounding seven others. That same day, a mine exploded in Cobaney, leaving one person dead and three others injured. Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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