Extremist groups spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have moved away from popular social media platforms to other sites to sow discord and disperse their radical ideologies. Extremists are increasingly...
On Sunday, the New York Times highlighted increased efforts by white supremacist extremist groups to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic as a means to advance their radical agendas and attract new members. Far-right extremist groups are increasingly...
Tech & Terrorism: Online Extremists Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic To Incite Violence & Encourage Terrorism
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, far-right and Islamic extremist groups are plotting to exploit the health crisis to advance their radical agendas. Last week, FBI agents thwarted a car bomb attack on a hospital in Missouri...
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. This week, white supremacist and neo-Nazi accelerationist Telegram...
Earlier this month, ISIS warned its followers through its al-Naba newsletter to “stay away from the land of the epidemic” by avoiding Europe and other areas affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While this initially seemed like a silver...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On November 29, 2020, an assailant detonated an explosives-filled military vehicle on an Afghan army base, killing at least 31 and wounding 24.
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Somali forces today stormed the Villa Rosa hotel in Mogadishu, where al-Shabaab militants had taken siege for more… https://t.co/YYULNYQd0n
Lastly, the infamous case of the American who traveled to Somalia in 2005 to join al-Shabaab. The reward for Jehad… https://t.co/SpRSmHumor
The State Dept. also announced that the reward leading to the capture of current emir of the terror group, Ahmed Di… https://t.co/xbUldySrn3
On November 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program doubled their reward—now $10 milli… https://t.co/rUdBefiUth
🧵The U.S. earlier this year reengaged its campaign against al-Shabaab in Somalia, including launching airstrikes wi… https://t.co/F62rbLesTh
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