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CEP Senior Advisor Alexander Ritzmann interviewed on podcast for topic: "We shed light on the different sources of funding within the right-wing extremist scene, the partial connections to organized crime, the relationship between rocker groups and brotherhoods as well as networks and structures and address the connection between personal economic interests and the connection to the overarching ideology. Current developments in the wake of the recent club bans and self-dissolution of brotherhoods will also be discussed."

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November 27, 2023
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"How has Hamas, which rules Gaza, managed to evade international authorities and amass its wealth and military capability? Hans-Jakob Schindler, Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project, talks about these sources to DW."

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November 13, 2023
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"How does the radical Islamic Hamas get money? The terrorist group's global corporate holdings alone are said to be worth at least $500 million, according to an estimate by the US Treasury Department. Extremism expert Hans-Jakob Schindler from the transatlantic think tank Counter Extremism Project (CEP) explains live on ZDFheute how the terrorist organization gets financial resources, who is behind the financing and what the ban on activity in Germany brings."

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November 10, 2023
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"Palestinian civilians are cowering on the border with Egypt, fearing for their lives, while Hamas is hiding in its tunnels under the Gaza Strip - at least its military wing. The terrorist group's political arm is doing even better: Hamas's leadership is not hiding underground, but abroad. The Hamas leadership seems to particularly like Qatari luxury hotels. Not cheap fun, says Hans-Jakob Schindler from the Counter Extremism Project (CEP). 'Of course the gentlemen have to pay rent,' he says in the 'Again Something Learned” podcast from ntv.de. "Qatar is not a cheap country and they don't live on the poverty line.'"

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November 8, 2023
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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler said: "Hamas over the years has made sure that it has several overlapping income streams, so that if you pressure one of them, it can substitute it with others. So the biggest pots really are, until about the beginning of October, anything that went on in Gaza. So any economic activity, but also taxes and levies on any aid money that came into Gaza, this is unfortunately a sad truth. Secondly, strategically, Qatar. $30 million per month was the official sum they admitted, very likely much more than that. In part from the Qatari government, but also Qatari donors directly into the Hams coffers. Iran has already been mentioned, material support within weapons, arms, ammunitions, trainings, but also money. And then we have the investment portfolio. Unfortunately, Hamas is not yet classified by a terrorist organization in many countries of the world..."

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November 8, 2023
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CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler on NewsNation

On November 8, 2023, CEP Senior Director Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler appeared on NewsNation's Dan Abrams Live for segment, "Where’s The Outrage?? Hamas Leaders Live In Luxury As Civilians Suffer". 

"Hamas over the years has made sure that it has several overlapping income streams, so that if you pressure one of them, it can substitute it with others. So the biggest pots really are, until about the beginning of October, anything that went on in Gaza. So any economic activity, but also taxes and levies on any aid money that came into Gaza, this is unfortunately a sad truth. Secondly, strategically, Qatar. $30 million per month was the official sum they admitted, very likely much more than that. In part from the Qatari government, but also Qatari donors directly into the Hams coffers. Iran has already been mentioned, material support within weapons, arms, ammunitions, trainings, but also money. And then we have the investment portfolio. Unfortunately, Hamas is not yet classified by a terrorist organization in many countries of the world..."

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"Although the U.S. and the European Union have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization, 'they’re not effectively cut off from the international financial system,' said Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director of the Counter Extremism Project. 'They actually are able to invest funds in companies and in real estate.'
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Cryptocurrencies have helped the group invest its money while bypassing international financial sanctions according to a report by the Counter Extremism Project."

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October 25, 2023
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