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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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Digest of P/CVE LinkedIn Posts, 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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Bestechungsversuch nach dem 11. September

Ich hatte, wie in früheren Posts erklärt, die Warnung zweier Muslime vor dem 11. September zu einem privaten Anlass einem damals hohen Funktionär in einem deutschen Bundesministerium übermittelt. Nach dem…

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Posted in Archive Deradicalisation Insights

Communicating Exemplary Successes in Deradicalisation

Why is it difficult for private instances engaged in deradicalisation efforts to communicate individual successes? The following note provides a short explanation. Oftentimes, people having undergone deradicalisation but who are,…

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Radicalisation and Self-Restraint

Cognitive self-restraint can limit a person from falling prey to radicalisation as a protective factor – but it need not. Indeed, the contrary can also be true. Limiting one’s actions…

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Countering Radicalization Softly

Measures and tools of counter radicalization are more reliable now than they were a few years back, thanks to RAN and other organizations. However, the application depends on the individuals…

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Negative Traits in Counter-Terrorism

Here are a number of unhelpful traits which may surface in counter-terrorism (German terms in some cases added): actionism instead of careful consideration anticipatory justice or vorauseilende Gerechtigkeit exaggeration leading…

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