Alan Goldsmith

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Alan Goldsmith is director of outreach and a senior researcher for the Counter Extremism Project. He formerly served as a professional staff member for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, covering the Middle East and international organizations portfolios. Alan holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University and an M.A. in Strategic Security Studies from National Defense University.

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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On February 26, 2015, a Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a market in Biu, Nigeria, killing 19 people and injuring 20 others. A second attempted-suicide bomber was caught and beaten by a crowd before he was able to carry out his attack.

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