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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...

Friday, Sep 30, 2022

CEP Senior Research Analyst Sofia Koller and CEP Advisor Liam Duffy in European Eye on Radicalization Webinar

This event is a European Eye on Radicalization webinar looking at the debate over repatriating Islamic State (ISIS) foreign fighters from the camps in Syria. 

Despite the destruction of ISIS’s “caliphate” taking place in March 2019, more than three years later the issue remains unresolved and politically contentious. 

Another round of debate flared up recently after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) asked France to reconsider its decision to not repatriate two women who traveled to Syria and Iraq in 2014 and 2015 to join the Islamic State, where they gave birth to three children. The French Foreign Ministry said noted the ECHR decision and said that it was ready to renew repatriation operations “whenever conditions allow”. 

To look at the legal implications from the ECHR decision for the states that have put themselves under its jurisdiction, and the other political, moral, and security issues, EER gathered a panel of experts:

Abigail Thorley, Researcher at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT).

Liam Duffy, Researcher, speaker and trainer in counter- terrorism based in London

Sharon Weill, Associate Professor of International law, American University of Paris. Associate Researcher, CERI, Sciences PO Paris

Sofia Koller, Senior Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project (CEP), Germany.

The event was published on 30 September 2022.

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CEP Senior Research Analyst Sofia Koller and CEP Advisor Liam Duffy participated in a webinar hosted by European Eye on Radicalization (EER), on the thorny issue of whether jihadist foreign fighters from Europe and their families should be brought home, with specific reference to the members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the camps in Syria.

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September 30, 2022
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September 06, 2022 Gregory Waters

ISIS Redux: The Central Syria Insurgency in August 2022

Following is the August 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 in...

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CEP Senior Research Analyst Sofia Koller and policy paper quoted: "Während die Männer für den IS in den Krieg zogen, bemühten sich die Frauen, dem Rollenbild der radikalen Islamisten gerecht zu werden: einen Kämpfer zu heiraten, ihm zu dienen und möglichst Kinder zu gebären. Aber war das wirklich alles, was sie im selbstgewählten Exil hielt? Einen Aufschluss darüber können die Urteile deutscher Gerichte gegen Rückkehrerinnen geben. Sofia Koller vom Counter Extremism Project (CEP), einer gemeinnützigen internationalen Organisation zur Bekämpfung extremistischer Ideologien, hat sich mit der Strafverfolgung solcher aus IS-Gebieten zurückgekehrter Frauen in einer nun veröffentlichten Studie auseinandergesetzt."

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On September 30, 2017, there was a small explosion at Myanmar’s embassy in Cairo, Egypt, though there were no casualties. Hasm later claimed responsibility for the attack, the militant group’s first on a civilian target, saying it was a warning in response to the Myanmar’s military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. 

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