“I Left to be Closer to Allah”: Learning about Foreign Fighters from Family and Friends

AMARNATH AMARASINGAM, LORNE L. DAWSON, MAY 2018

This report calls on data from the largest collection of interviews with foreign fighters and those closest to them. It combines data from open-ended interviews with 43 parents, siblings, and friends of 30 men and women who travelled to Syria and Iraq. The findings and insights of this report examine two issues.

Firstly, the report sheds light on the motivations of the thousands of foreign fighters who left their families, homes, and lives to fight for jihadist groups since the start of the Syrian civil war. Secondly, it provides insight into the difficulties which families of foreign fighters face when coming to terms with their loss. It examines common factors between foreign fighters, the process of radicalisation, and whether they had contact with their families once they made the hijrah (migration) to Syria.

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Hatescape: An In-Depth Analysis of Extremism and Hate Speech on TikTok

This research examined how TikTok is used to promote white supremacist conspiracy theories, produce weapons manufacturing advice, glorify extremists, terrorists, fascists and dictators, direct targeted harassment against minorities and produce content that denies that violent events like genocides ever happened. Furthermore, the report includes analysis of how users seek to evade takedowns by TikTok.

Développement et Mise en Place De Plans D’action Locaux pour Prévenir et Contrer L’extrémisme Violent en Afrique de L’est

Ce guide a été conçu par le Strong Cities Network (SCN), sur la base des expériences du Kenya en matière de développement de plans d’action de comté (PAC) pour la prévention et la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent, comme une ressource pour les gouvernements et les organisations de la société civile en Afrique de l’Est qui souhaitent développer un plan d'action local (PAL).