Entries by Naveen Nair

Leader-Led Jihad in Pakistan: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the 2008 Mumbai Attack

Leader-Led Jihad in Pakistan: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the 2008 Mumbai Attack Author: C. Christine Fair Georgetown University October 13, 2009 Abstract This chapter examines leader-led Islamist militancy (a.k.a. “jihad”) in Pakistan. Perhaps unlike some other chapters in this volume, until the post-9/11 period, the Pakistan state raised and mobilized numerous so-called jihadi groups to secure external […]

Do counter-narratives actually reduce violent extremism?

Authored by Eric Rosand and Emily Winterbotham Published by : www.brookings.edu Particularly since the rise of the so-called Islamic State in 2013, one of the most widely held theories in international political and policymaker circles has been that a “twisted” or “radical” violent ideology, informed by a perverse interpretation of Islam, lies at the root of the […]

The Caliphate’s Women and Children – What Role can the Family Courts play? (Part 1)

Publication by Dr. Rumyana van Ark for International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT-Hague) Introduction On 10 June, twelve French and two Dutch orphans of Islamic State fighters were repatriated from Syria to France. This followed the earlier repatriation of five orphans from Syria to France in mid-March of this year; a three year old girl whose mother was sentenced […]

Extremist Content Online: Pro-ISIS Group Returns to YouTube

Terror Group Also Releases Videos in Africa; Far Right Extremists Promote Violence on Telegram (New York, N.Y.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week, CEP identified an ISIS video from War and Media Agency on […]

Nigerian army says 54 people rescued from Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria – The Nigerian army says it has rescued 54 women and children held captive by the extremist group Boko Haram. A statement issued Monday by military spokesman Sagir Musa says troops rescued the captives during a clearance operation over the weekend in Borno State. The military spokesman said the rescued persons consist of […]

Somalia Car Bomb Near Presidential Palace Kills 4 People

At least four people were killed and scores of others were injured in a bomb explosion at the Warta-Nabada district headquarters in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation’s police said. The car bomb that was set off inside the headquarters also destroyed nearby houses, Abdi Shino, a Somali police officer, said by […]