Our Essential Focus On Far-Right Extremist Groups

The rise of far-right extremism in the United States and Europe, fueled by hatred and coupled with violence, poses a significant and growing threat to public safety. The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) provides urgent and original research into the activities of violent right-wing extremist (VRWE) and terrorist networks, which constitute an increasing global threat that has been accelerated in large part by online platforms and communication tools.

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CEP's far-right research analyzes these groups and their activities, and goes even further by investigating their transnational connectivity, fundraising and financing schemes, and propaganda tactics.

This year, CEP exposed the connections between VRWE and organized crime – the first critical analysis of this topic. Our new research uncovered the financial strategies of right-wing extremist organizations in the United Kingdom and Germany and outlined policy recommendations for thwarting them. CEP also published cutting-edge findings on the growth of the largest transnational right-wing extremist combat sports network, known as Active Clubs, in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

We rely on the generosity and support of individuals like you to continue these vital research initiatives that are essential to understanding the ideologies that fuel far-right extremism and to developing strategies to disrupt their activities.

Your commitment to this important research is not just a financial contribution; it is a statement against hate and extremism.

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Fact:

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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