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Extremist Content Online: ISIS Releases Propaganda Video Displaying Military Action And Executions From Self-Proclaimed Province In Syria

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, ISIS released a new propaganda video titled “The Epic Battles...

ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in January 2023

Following is the January 2023 installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly chronicle of attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. A review of developments throughout 2022 and 2021 can be found here and here. A full...

ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in December 2022

Following is the December 2022 installment of “ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency,” a monthly chronicle of attacks by the terrorist group ISIS in central Syria. A review of developments throughout 2021 can be found here, and previous editions...

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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler interviewed: "Membre et coordinateur de l’équipe de surveillance du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU sur l’État islamique en Irak et au Levant, el-Qaëda et les talibans entre 2013 et 2018, Hans-Jakob Schindler, directeur du Counter-Extremism Project à Berlin, fait le point pour L’Orient-Le Jour."

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January 10, 2023
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CEP Research Analyst Gregory Waters writes: "Damascus has adopted many strategies during its decade-long war in an attempt to adapt to and overcome serious opposition gains and international interventions. The most ubiquitous of these are the brutalizing of dissident civilians while announcing substance-less reforms, legalizing loyalist militias as legitimate forces, besieging and forcibly cleansing anti-regime neighborhoods, and finally using the guise of “reconciliation” to reimpose its will over destroyed regions and people. All of these approaches had one thing in common: the use of violent coercion dressed up as political diplomacy. Today, with much of the country back under Assad’s control, Damascus continues to try to strong-arm its remaining enemies into “negotiated settlements,” akin to the so-called reconciliation agreements that saw thousands of families expelled from their homes and thousands more men forcibly conscripted into the armed forces. But the Kurdish-led government in northeast Syria and the Turkish-protected zones in northwest have proved much more difficult to threaten than besieged rebel towns."

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December 8, 2022
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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

CEP Webinar: The Repatriation And Prosecution Of Alleged European ISIS Affiliates | Tanya Mehra

On December 6, 2022, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) was delighted to invite to this webinar to discuss recent repatriation missions of European nationals, the role of the September 2022 verdict of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), as well as challenges in the prosecution of returnees in their home countries, including in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Presentation by Tanya Mehra LL.M Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead (Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism) at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

CEP Webinar: The Repatriation And Prosecution Of Alleged European ISIS Affiliates | Sofia Koller

On December 6, 2022, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) was delighted to invite to this webinar to discuss recent repatriation missions of European nationals, the role of the September 2022 verdict of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), as well as challenges in the prosecution of returnees in their home countries, including in Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Presentation by Sofia Koller, Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project.

New CEP policy paper: "Recent Legal and Political Developments in the Repatriation of European Nationals from Northeastern Syria"

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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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