CEP Strategic Advisor Liam Duffy gave a presentation for the "Jihadism in the West" workshop at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "It’s right that we focus on individuals and attacks, but I think we only focus on individuals and attacks to the exclusion of almost everything else. And I think that leaves us in danger of missing the woods for the trees. So we focus on these individual perpetrators, we look at the thing that happened in their past… instead of moral and intellectual drive behind their actions…”

September 14, 2022
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CEP Webinar: 30 Years Of Western Jihad – A Discussion With Jytte Klausen

On September 8, 2022, ahead of the 21st anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, CEP hosted a webinar with Professor Jytte Klausen, curator of the Western Jihadism Project at Brandeis University and author of "Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History."

Prof. Klausen discussed her research into the Western Jihadism project, which is a database designed to survey al-Qaeda inspired terrorist offenders in Europe, as well the West’s experiences with jihad before and after the 9/11 attacks.

Book available here. Information on the Western Jihadism project here

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Giving Voice to American Jihadists

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are key rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Unfortunately, there are some in our country who have used the Constitution as an enabling device to further their advocacy of violent ideologies and...

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...

France Post-Charlie Hebdo

On January 7, 2015, France suffered the worst terrorist attack on its soil in over 50 years when gunmen Said and Cherif Kouachi barged into the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, slaughtering 12. Over the next two days, another...

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...

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