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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

CEP Senior Advisor Edmund Fitton-Brown Testifies Before the UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee

On January 16, 2024, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior Advisor Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown was a witness before a UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry on "The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy." The following video features Edmund's responses to questions from Members of Parliament regarding topics ranging from U.K. and U.S. policy, the status of ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Houthis, Iran, relations with Gulf states, and terrorism and organized crime.

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CounterPoint Brief: U.K. Declares Hizb ut-Tahrir a Terrorist Group

Yesterday, U.K. Home Secretary James Cleverly declared the global Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (“Party of Liberation” “HT”) a terrorist group, laying down a draft order that could go into effect later this week, pending parliamentary debate and vote...


CEP Senior Advisor Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown testified before the United Kingdom Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee for hearing, "The UK’s international counter-terrorism policy," 

January 16, 2024
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January 08, 2024

British MP Provides Glimpse Into Hamas’s U.K. Support Network

On the 16th November 2023, Christian Wakeford MP named four individuals in Parliament he described as “Hamas operatives” in Britain. The individuals named were: • Zaher Birawi • Muhammad Qassem Sawalha • Majed Khalil al-Zeer • Ziad El Aloul

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On January 23, 2019, two car bombs exploded outside of a mosque in Benghazi, Libya, killing 41 people and injuring 80 others. No group claimed responsibility for the blast, but remnants suggested an ISIS affiliate was responsible.  

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