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Ali on white nationalist violence and the Capitol siege

Feb 11, 2021
As the nation watched the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump lay out a timeline for the causes and actual insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Ford School Towsley Policymaker-in-Residence Javed Ali has been commenting on many...
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Atran on strengthening community bonds to combat extremist movements

Feb 7, 2021 MLive
“It was fairly under control because the public space didn’t allow for extremists to come out into the open back then. They were in the closet and had to hide,” Scott Atran said. “But that’s not the case now, (the FBI) lost the tread and allowed it...
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Ali on combating online extremism

Jan 27, 2021 The Cipher Brief
In the aftermath of the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6th, Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali suggests a number of policy changes related to tracking violent extremist content online, including, "greater emphasis on...
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Hanson gives historical perspective to violence in Washington

Jan 8, 2021
The seeds of the violence that took place in Washington, DC, on January 6, can be traced back to President Trump’s rhetoric in his 2016 campaign, his statements during the re-election campaign over the summer, and even to the Michigan statehouse...
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'The Base' has features of an international terrorism group, says Ali

Nov 2, 2020 The National
“The Base [a Michigan-based paramilitary group] seems to have more of the features of groups that you would see on the international terrorism side,” said Ali. “They’re not posting on the internet with tongue-in-cheek kind of memes and hinting at...
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Despite arrest of leader of white supremacist group, Ali says more needs to be done

Oct 30, 2020 Feds arrest leader of white supremacy group who ran 'hate camp' in Michigan
“This case is very serious and it’s indicative of the threat, not only from this particular group, but the broader one (from domestic terrorists.) We’re not going to see the last of these,” Ford school Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali told...

Ali says “Boogaloo” movement is disparate and dangerous

Jun 22, 2020
A June 19 ABC News report about the murder of a Federal Protective Service officer in Oakland in May highlighted the suspects’ ties to the “Boogaloo” movement, which has been linked to other violent attacks. Ford School Towsley Foundation...
Policy Talks @ the Ford School, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Domestic violent extremism: Threats, policies, and new approaches

Mar 29, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Discussion will explore what key factors led to the insurrection on January 6, what policy gaps were exposed in the run-up to the events, and how different approaches are needed to tackle this threat before it worsens.