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Event: The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind  


Westminster Institute Wednesday, December 12 – Tawfik Hamid The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind When Reception at 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EST Add to Calendar Where Westminster Institute 6729 Curran Street McLean, VA 22101 Driving Directions Tawfik Hamid Author, Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works Dr.… Continue reading Event: The Making (and Unmaking) of the Jihadist Mind  

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Event: How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond   


Westminster Institute July 25 – Daniel Brubaker How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond When Reception at 7:00 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EDT Add to Calendar Where Westminster Institute 6729 Curran Street McLean, VA 22101 Driving Directions Daniel Brubaker  President, Co-Lead Researcher… Continue reading Event: How Some Muslim Activists Are Using Speech Codes to Subjugate the West and How to Respond   

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Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda


by Sean Langille | Sep 20, 2017, 3:09 PM The Islamic State is now using Instagram to push out its propaganda, analysts say. Researchers say the terror group has turned to Instagram and its “stories” feature to share its message. The stories feature lets users to make posts that are deleted within 24 hours, thus making it more… Continue reading Islamic State turns to Instagram to push propaganda

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THE ISLAMIC STATE MAY BE FAILING, BUT ITS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEGACY IS HERE TO STAY


COLIN CLARKE AND CHARLIE WINTER AUGUST 17, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. No insurgency in recent memory has enjoyed as much sensationalist news coverage as the Islamic State, which has consistently been referred to as the “most powerful,” “most dangerous,” and… Continue reading THE ISLAMIC STATE MAY BE FAILING, BUT ITS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LEGACY IS HERE TO STAY

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YouTube to redirect searches for Isil videos to footage debunking their ideology


Ben Farmer, defence correspondent  21 JULY 2017 • 10:40PM YouTube says it will crack down on online Islamist extremism by redirecting anyone who searches for terrorist videos to instead show them films countering the propaganda. Anyone searching for terms relating to the Islamic State group will be offered playlists of videos “debunking its mythology”, the company… Continue reading YouTube to redirect searches for Isil videos to footage debunking their ideology

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‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis


I first saw a reference to this in an obscure listing on Facebook, so I clicked on it. I thought perhaps it was fun propaganda, and at worst, a sensational headline.  It turns out that the truth is more fascinating than fiction. An Iraqi Special Forces soldier volunteered for the ultimate dangerous mission, infiltrated ISIS,… Continue reading ‘Lion of Mosul’ Heroic Iraqi soldier infiltrates ISIS before gunning down SIX jihadis

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Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate


ISIS has not only lost the Iraqi city of Mosul, it’s also losing the cyberspace jihad. Andrew McIntosh HuffPost Quebec Cyber jihad efforts of the self-described Islamic State are weakening in quantity, quality and effectiveness as “cracks” appear in the terrorist group’s online propaganda machine, a new report argues. Since 2016, proactive antiterrorist measures by technology… Continue reading Cracks Appear In ISIS Online Caliphate