Since its onset, the Program on Extremism has devoted substantial attention to the activities of Islamist groups, particularly in Western countries. The Program’s director, Lorenzo Vidino, has studied the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and North America for more than 20 years, authoring two acclaimed books and regularly consulting with various governments on the subject. The Program has also produced reports on the Salafist movement in America and other Islamist movements.
Lorenzo Vidino and Sergio Altuna
This study seeks to be a primer on Muslim Brotherhood-influenced networks in Europe. It aims to provide a common framework of what constitutes the Brotherhood in Europe, who belongs to it, how the network operates and what its views and goals are.
Program Director Lorenzo Vidino's latest book publication offers an unprecedneted inside view into how one of the world's most influential Islamist groups operates. Through the stories of diverse former members, he paints a portrait of a highly structured, tight-knit movement.
Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years. Program Director Lorenzo Vidino argues in Foreign Policy for sharper counterterrorism policies in Europe.
This study is one of the first to focus solely on Salafism in the United States. Drawing on multiple primary sources, including interviews with leading American Salafis, it provides an overview of the history, evolution, and contours of the movement in America.