For immediate release | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Counter Extremism Project Praises Arrest Of Ohio Man Allegedly Inspired By Isis

(New York, NY) – The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project:

“The Counter Extremism Project applauds the swift actions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in arresting Christopher Lee Cornell, alias Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, before he could act on his alleged plan to attack the U.S. Capitol. This arrest – which follows strong warnings from the NYPD about threats made by ISIS towards law enforcement and soldiers and the recent attacks in Paris – just shows how real and terrifying the likelihood of a homegrown attack is. While details are still emerging on Cornell, it is clear that he was actively using Twitter to disseminate pro-ISIS propaganda. CEP reiterates its stance that online extremism is a present and growing threat, one that must be combatted by both the public and private sectors. We remain committed to putting pressure on extremists both at home and abroad.”

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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.