Counter Extremism Project Condemns Violence in Sydney



The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project:


“The Counter Extremism Project strongly condemns the violent attack that occurred in Sydney, Australia.  While we wait for more details from law enforcement officials, we must continue to focus on combatting the use of social media by propagandists who hijack the platforms and incite violent, lone-wolf attacks such as the one in Sydney.  Already we have seen a flurry of activity by radical jihadists using online platforms to exploit this attack for their own despicable ends.  The community that unites the users of the Internet must not stand for the continuing activities of these extremist propagandists.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless attack.”

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About The Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. Led by a renowned group of former world leaders and former diplomats it will aim to combat extremism by pressuring financial support networks, countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment, and advocating for strong laws, policies and regulations.


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