George Selim

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George Selim is Senior Vice President of Programs at the Anti-Defamation League. In this role, Selim leads ADL’s education, law enforcement, and community security programs and oversees the work of ADL’s Center on Extremism. Prior to his appointment at ADL, George served in the Administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump. He most recently served as the Department of Homeland Security’s Director of the Office for Community Partnerships, and was concurrently selected to lead a newly created Countering Violent Extremism Task Force to coordinate government efforts and partnerships to prevent violent extremism in the United States.

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Domestic Terrorism

Addressing the National Security Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism

In 2018, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) tracked 50 extremist-related murders, 49 of which were committed by far-right extremists and the majority specifically perpetrated by white supremacists. In the past decade, far-right extremists were responsible for 73 percent of extremist-related murders in the U.S. The Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso took the lives of 22 people, making it the most violent white supremacist attack in 50 years.