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White Nationalism

Justice Department Charges Five With Links to White Supremacist Group

On Feb. 26, federal prosecutors charged five individuals with links to Atomwaffen, a violent white supremacist group, for a pattern of harassment and intimidation. Prosecutors in the Western District of Washington charged four individuals in connection with a campaign to mail journalists threatening posters.

Terrorism

FBI Releases Report on Lone Offender Terrorism

The FBI has released a report on lone offender terrorism, which is commonly referred to as lone wolf terrorism. The report examines lone offender attacks in the United States from 1972-2015. In the report, the authors analyze a collection of data about lone offenders including demographic information, ideological inclinations and radicalization timelines. The report can be read here and below.

Counterterrorism

Tech Companies Must Fight White Supremacy, Regardless of Political Dangers

Responding to the recent bloodshed in El Paso and elsewhere, President Trump laid heavy blame on the internet and then invited social media companies to a White House summit to be held on Aug. 9 to discuss efforts against online extremism.

Counterterrorism

More CVE for White People: The Radicalization Process Revisited

Less than a week before Donald Trump’s election, we wrote a piece provocatively entitled “CVE for White People: The Trumpist Movement and the Radicalization Process.” The article, whose title referenced the approach of “countering violent extremism” or CVE, argued that the Trump movement should be understood in a fashion roughly similar to the way scholars of extremism understand the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood—that is, as an illiberal movement embedded in a country’s electoral system tha

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