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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Categories: Arab,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

Revised version of the executive order that seeks to restrict entry into the U.S. of individuals from six Middle Eastern countries.  The latest version excludes Iraq from the ban as well as green card holders, dual nationals, and people granted asylum or refugee status.  Also reduces total number of refugees allowed to enter country annually.  From the White House

 

The Al-Qaeda Organization and the Islamic State Organization

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1339

Subtitled: History, Doctrine, Modus Operandi, and U.S. Policy to Degrade and Defeat Terrorism Conducted in the Name of Sunni Islam.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Bin Laden’s Bookshelf

Categories: Arab,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/resources/bin-laden-bookshelf?start=1

The final release of documents recovered from the compound used as Bin Laden’s final hideout.  Covers 49 items and includes links to earlier releases of documents.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Beyond

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/The-Jihadi-Threat-ISIS-Al-Qaeda-and-Beyond.pdf

20 experts from U.S. think tanks and universities explore the world’s deadliest movements, their strategies, the future scenarios, and policy considerations. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR395-The-Rise-and-Stall-of-the-Islamic-State-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes the rise of an Islamic State enclave in eastern Afghanistan and its problems in trying to align with the Taliban and other jihadists from various parts of Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Understanding and Extending the Marrakesh Declaration in Policy and Practice

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Conflict Resolution,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR392-Understanding-and-Extending-the-Marrakesh-Declaration-in-Policy-and-Practice.pdf

Offers background on the January 2016 Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Countries.  Explains the background and content of the Declaration, issued by Muslim scholars and politicians as a response to the widespread persecution against minorities by groups claiming Islamic justification for acts of violence. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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