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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…”

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September 14, 2022
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Thursday, Sep 08, 2022

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

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

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

In Their Own Words:

So you go to India, and if you see a Hindu walking down the road you are allowed to kill him and take his money, is that clear? Jews should be killed ... as by Hitler. People with British passports, if you fly into Israel, it is easy. Fly into Israel and do whatever you can. If you die, you are up in paradise. How do you fight a Jew? You kill a Jew. In the case of Hindus, by bombing their businesses.

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