Article in Washington Post: How the London attacks reveal a gateway to terrorism

The deadly attacks in London on June 3 highlighted the role of al-Muhajiroun, a militant jihadist network with links to at least two of the three London Bridge attackers: Khuram Butt and Youssef Zaghba. Although the group is relatively unknown beyond the United Kingdom, al-Muhajiroun is one of Europe‚Äôs main recruitment gateways for young European […]

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Political Violence @ a Glance: Why Terrorist Groups Cooperate

In recent years, scholars have devoted increased attention to cooperation among militant actors. These scholars were prompted in part by the prevalence of civil wars and insurgencies in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, which have seen numerous coalitions among myriad rebel groups. Other studies have been driven by the ongoing threat posed by terrorist […]

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War on the Rocks: The Jihadist Entrepreneur: What the Anjem Choudary Case Teaches Us

Last week, British militant Islamist activist Anjem Choudary was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for providing support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Choudary is best known as a radical, charismatic, and rabble-rousing Islamist preacher who influenced and inspired more than 100 Britons to carry out acts […]

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