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What is violent extremism?
“Violent extremism is “encouraging, condoning, justifying, or supporting the commission of a violent act to achieve political, ideological, religious, social, or economic goals.” -U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations

Examples of Violent Extremism that are eligible for Stories of the Stolen?

  • Terrorist Attacks (Orlando Nightclub, 9/11, Suicide bombings, etc.)
  • Violence against groups that result in death (UpStairs Lounge arson attack, Charleston Church shooting)
  • Violence for political reasons (2016 shooting of Dallas police officers, Weather Underground Organization Bombings)

What is not Violent Extremism?

  • Genocide
  • War
  • Revolution

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