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Ali terror threat commentary sought across the globe

Jun 19, 2022
Media outlets around the world have been relying upon the insight and commentary of Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali. From the January 6th Committee hearings, to the war in Ukraine, to other domestic and international terrorism threats,...
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Ali addresses broad range of domestic threats

Jun 7, 2022
Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali has been commenting on the wide range of domestic violent actions and threats that the United States has confronted in the past week, from a school shooting to domestic and international terrorism arrests....
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Ford School experts comment on Buffalo shooting

May 16, 2022
Ford School experts are available to comment on the racially motivated massacre over the weekend at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Celeste Watkins-Hayes Celeste Watkins-Hayes is the associate dean for academic affairs and...
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Ali comments on implications of Whitmer kidnap trial verdicts

Apr 8, 2022
The verdict in the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer produced two not guilty determinations and two mistrials. Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali told ABC News, "In a post-9/11...
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Ali examines modern domestic terrorism

Mar 6, 2022 AP News
As the trial for the men who allegedly planned to kidnap Governor Whitmer begins, discussions about domestic terrorism emerge. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the topic.  “This is a different type of domestic terrorism...
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Ali comments on Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial

Mar 1, 2022 WXMI Fox 17
The trial for the men who planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer is beginning soon.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided some insight into the trial and potential witnesses.  “Hard to know what a judge is thinking, but it...
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Ali discusses history of domestic terrorism

Feb 22, 2022 PolitiFact
Looking back at the history of domestic terrorism in the U.S., Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided insight into the January 6 insurrection. "(In the past century,) there was just as much activity on the far-left spectrum as there...
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Ali comments on DHS, FBI warning to faith-based communities

Jan 18, 2022 ABC News
Following a hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned faith-based communities that they will continue to be targets of domestic violent extremists. Javed Ali, professor of practice, provided...
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Ali provides insight on insurrection criminal cases

Jan 13, 2022 ABC News
A leader of the Oath Keepers militia group has been arrested in connection with the January 6 insurrection. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, commented on the charges. "The charges against Stewart Rhodes send a strong message about the...
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Ali reflects on Jan. 6 insurrection and its implications

Jan 6, 2022
As the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection approached, the investigations into the causes and participants, as well as any changes in security or policy, came into focus. Since the insurrection, over 700 people have been charged in connection...
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Ali warns of COVID-related military susceptibility to extremism

Dec 23, 2021 The Hill
As the Pentagon begins to separate out non-vaccinated personnel across different services for refusing to comply with the Defense Department’s COVID vaccine mandate, a risk exists that those people could become targets of domestic extremist...
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Ali on threats against educators

Nov 16, 2021 The Wall Street Journal
A recent FBI internal memo instructed heads of the agency’s criminal and counterterrorism divisions to flag all assessments and investigations into potentially criminal threats, harassment and intimidation of educators with a “threat tag."  "It’s...
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Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
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U.S. counterterrorism efforts moving forward - Ali

Sep 21, 2021
Javed Ali, associate professor of practice and counterterrorism expert, provided counterterrorism insights in a number of news outlets this week. "9/11 was such a profoundly important moment, not only in US history, but I would argue in...
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Ali criticizes Biden administration's new counterterrorism plan

Jun 21, 2021
The Biden administration's recently released domestic counterterrorism strategy has drawn criticism from some counterterrorism experts. Javed Ali, incoming associate professor of practice, co-authored a commentary with Thomas S. Warrick, nonresident...
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Ali contextualizes insurrection criminal cases

May 30, 2021 Fox 2 Detroit
A man from Michigan is facing charges associated with the January 6 insurrection. Javed Ali provided some insight about the criminal cases stemming from the insurrection.  "This is not the first instance of this happening, this is just the...
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Ali calls for refocusing of U.S. counterterrorism efforts

May 17, 2021
“Four months after the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the Biden administration has rolled out a series of measures to combat the serious threat of domestic terrorism,” Javed Ali, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford...
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Ali discusses the danger of the Oath Keepers on '60 Minutes'

Apr 18, 2021 CBS News 60 Minutes
 "What makes the Oath Keepers unique and challenging, beyond the fact that they are a formal group with chapters all over the country, is that a large percentage have tactical training and operational experience in either the military or law...
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Ali speaks about new wave domestic terrorism and social media

Mar 24, 2021 WLNS
According to Javed Ali, the "new wave" of domestic terrorism is complicated by the increased use of social media, and the inability to prosecute even when it's used to instigate action. "The line between what’s constitutionally protected versus what...
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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...