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Hate Speech Laws and Social Media Companies

The German government cabinet has passed a tougher stance against hate speech. What makes sense about the legal project, in Germany and elswhere, is to hold social media companies responsible…

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Pre-9/11 Warnings: Why Are They An Inconvenient Truth?

In previous articles, I pointed out how a former German cadre at least neglected his duty to possibly thwart the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The information has so…

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Speaking Out Against Terrorism

When a person is on his way to rehabilitate from manifest hate or violent extremism, it is often helpful to give him some time. One would not want to pour…

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Hiding Hate in Plain Sight: Extremists’ Obscured Branding

Extremists often employ subtle coding instead of being bold and blunt, be it via tentative allusions, fashion statements, or references to cultural items, such as music. This helps them avoid…

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T. Koch’s Most-Read P/CVE LinkedIn Posts of January 2020

We have packaged the 10 most-consulted LinkedIn posts on P/CVE sent by Thorsten Koch, MA, PgDip. In fact, the two top posts were ‘Lone Wolves Exist After all’ and ‘Lessons…

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How a Former Cadre Tries to Entrench his Post-9/11 Hold-Up

After the terrible attacks of September 11, 2001, a former German political cadre thwarted a potentially critical part of the September 11 investigation in Germany by deploying massive pressure and…

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Environmentalism – Not The Next Islamist Trend (?)

Those versed in scenario planning will have thought about the following: what will be the next trend in violent religious extremism? We do not know what will replace the strategic…

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Appreciative Communication

The summary introduction of the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict states that aggression can be realized through language. While I agree, I have made the observation that through binaries…

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Lessons Learned From Errors in P/CVE

In the scientific and practical sphere of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), we should have more courage to acknowledge errors. P/CVE is a relatively new field. As in other…

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Lone Wolves Exist After All

Over the past years, we have seen a shift from the position that so-called Lone Wolves – extremists having radicalized without much interactive or physical contact to human incubators –…

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