‘Online Radicalization: Myths and Realities’ in DC

C-SPAN to Air Briefing Live at 12:15 p.m. EST

May 28, 2013


MPAC announced today that C-SPAN will be airing live today its “Online Radicalization: Myths & Realities” Briefing in DC at 12:15 p.m. 

Watch “Online Radicalization: Myths & Realities” briefing
LIVE on C-SPAN at 9:15 a.m. PST/12:15 p.m. EST.
Check your local listings for your C-SPAN channel.

MPAC, in partnership with the New America Foundation (NAF), will host a special briefing on violent extremism and online radicalization on May 28, 2013 in Washington, DC, with a panel of six prominent experts in the field.

Go to www.mpac.org/webcast to watch the live webstream TODAY at 9:15 a.m. PST / 12:15 p.m. EST.

The Boston Marathon attack carried out by the Tsarnaev brothers, who had allegedly viewed online videos promoting extremism and violence, has raised important questions about the definition and nature of online radicalization. Multiple suspects in recent terror plots are also thought to have been pushed toward violent extremism by online predators.

At the briefing, MPAC and NAF leaders will be joined by Boston imam Suhaib Webb, homeland security adviser Mohamed Elibiary, terrorism experts Peter Bergen and Peter Neumann, and NAF Fellow Rabia Chaudhry to discuss the complex dimensions of online radicalization.

“The Boston bombings have initiated serious soul-searching within the American Muslim community and beyond, so that we can understand the dangerous forces that lead to such evil acts,” said Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s DC Office. “This briefing will provide decision-makers a better understanding of the nature of the threat online and how we as a community can counter violent extremism.”

“Online Radicalization: Myths & Realities” Briefing 

WHO:
Peter Bergen, New America Foundation
Rabia Chaudhry, Safe Nation Collaborative
Mohamed Elibiary, Lone Star Intelligence
Dr. Peter Neumann, International Centre for Study of Radicalism
Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation 
Imam Suhaib Webb, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
Haris Tarin (Moderator), Muslim Public Affairs Council

WHERE:
New America Foundation
1899 L Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
12:15 – 2 p.m. EST

THE EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. PLEASE WATCH LIVE ON C-SPAN OR ONLINE AT WWW.MPAC.ORG/WEBCAST.

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