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Introducing the ACSS Dataverse

Charles Kurzman, Seteney Shami, and Neil Ketchley, “Introducing the ACSS Dataverse,” MENA Politics Newsletter, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2023, pp. 13-17. It is a common complaint: researchers cannot access high-quality statistical data for countries in the Arab region. To address this, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) has launched a broad interdisciplinary data archive for social science research datasets, the ACSS Dataverse, which allows researchers and institutions both to deposit and access research data on the Arab region. More…

U.S. Domestic Terrorism Prosecutions: The Reality Behind the Government’s Inflated Numbers

Faiza Patel and Charles Kurzman, “U.S. Domestic Terrorism Prosecutions: The Reality Behind the Government’s Inflated Numbers,” Just Security, May 8, 2023. Over the last decade, the Department of Justice has asked Congress for more than $500 million to pay for terrorism-related prosecutions. These funds support more than 300 positions in the U.S. Attorneys Offices around the country, which claim to have won more than 2,000 domestic terrorism-related convictions in this time. Unfortunately, data released by DOJ in litigation that we brought some five years ago shows that these numbers are wildly inflated. More…

Muslim-American Involvement with Violent Extremism, 2001-2022

Examine the data for yourself here. A full collection of past reports is available here.
Fatalities in the U.S. from Muslim-American involvement with violent extremism since 9/11: 145.
Victims of murder in the U.S. since 9/11, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports: 339,802.

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