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Factbook ‒ Islamist extremism, December 2019

This factbook provides an overview of the fundamental elements of violent Islamist extremism to enable recognition of its symbols, vocabulary, recruitment tactics and narratives used in various settings, including online, in our schools, local communities, or prisons.

There are multiple manifestations of violent Islamist extremism across the EU. Because of the national and local variations, it is impossible to provide an all-including in-depth study of the phenomenon. This factbook focuses specifically on Salafi-jihadism. Read more


Factbook Islamist extremism (also available in Bulgarian | Coratian | Estonian | German | Greek | French | Italian | Latvian | Lithuanian | Polish | Portuguese | Romanian | Spanish | Slovak | Slovenian)