Odette Yousef

Odette Yousef appears in the following:

Federal authorities investigate a case about false threats of school shootings

Monday, November 28, 2022

One individual may be responsible for hundreds of false reports of active shooters across the U.S. The hoaxes have raised awareness of "swatting," and how it may be a national security threat.


After 20 years, examining the mixed legacy of the Department of Homeland Security

Monday, November 21, 2022

Two decades after Congress authorized the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, there's growing concern about whether DHS is doing enough to combat domestic violent extremism.


Concerns of violence grow as Election Day nears

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Researchers say the days following the election may pose a greater risk of violence than Election Day itself, particularly in locations where vote counting drags on.


Concerns of political violence loom days before the midterms

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

An attack on the Speaker of the House's husband. Conspiracy-influenced poll watchers wearing tactical gear and staking out ballot drop boxes. Many experts are worried about the potential for violence.


Ahead of Election Day, U.S. agencies warn of potential attacks by extremists

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Law enforcement officials are warning of potential attacks against election officials, political candidates, religious minorities and others.


Domestic terrorism investigations and arrests shot up in 2021

Friday, October 28, 2022

A new U.S. government report shows that domestic terrorism investigations and arrests reached new heights in 2021, but it shows a complicated landscape when it comes to threats against the country.


Those fake active shooter calls to schools? A similar thing happened before

Monday, October 24, 2022

As schools across the U.S. are targeted by false calls about active shooters, NPR has found evidence that a similar scheme took place in the spring.


Schools across the country are being targeted with hoax calls about active shooters

Saturday, October 08, 2022

There's been a surge in hoax calls about active shooters at schools across the country during the last three weeks. Many of them fit a strange, new pattern.


False calls about active school shooters are rising. Behind them is a strange pattern

Friday, October 07, 2022

In September, schools across the country started getting hoax calls that active shooters were on their campuses. But nearly one month in, there are more questions than ever.


Calls grow for a tougher legal approach to white nationalist group Patriot Front

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Trials began this week in Idaho for 31 members of a far-right group accused of conspiring to riot at an LGBTQ event. But calls are growing for federal involvement to bring greater accountability.


Trials begin for Patriot Front members, but some say local prosecutions aren't enough

Monday, September 26, 2022

Jury trials are beginning for some members of a white nationalist group accused of conspiring to riot at a June LGBTQ event. But some experts say these local prosecutions yield little accountability.


White House summit kicks off efforts to help communities address hate-fueled violence

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The White House is spotlighting the rise in hate-fueled violence at Thursday's United We Stand summit. It aims to kickstart efforts to help communities prevent, respond to and recover from attacks.


White House hosts bipartisan summit to tackle hate-fueled violence

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Many say rising political division and ideological violence threaten democracy but there are risks with Biden addressing it directly. President Biden and Vice President Harris will give remarks.


A campaign made it harder to access an anti-trans website linked to multiple suicides

Monday, September 12, 2022

A recent campaign succeeded in diminishing the reach of a website that is notorious for harassing autistic and transgender people, and which has been linked to at least three suicides.


What Biden's speech left out about the growing popular support for political violence

Friday, September 02, 2022

President Biden's speech honed in on "MAGA Republicans" as an extremist force in politics. But his remarks also left out much of the context that has led to popular support for political violence.


Anti-government threats are up, but it's tough to assess them

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Experts say the U.S. approach to countering violent extremism has worked well against foreign terrorists. They question whether it will work as well to identify credible domestic threats.


As far-right rhetoric spikes, gauging what's an actual threat is difficult

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A recent attempted attack on an FBI office has raised concern about violent far-right rhetoric, but assessing the exact nature of the threat presents new challenges.


Far-right figures in prison get their message out by podcasting behind bars

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Steve Bannon's conviction for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House panel could result in fines or jail time. That's raised a question of whether the ex-Trump adviser would podcast from prison.


Why the Highland Park suspect represents a different kind of violent extremism

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

The Highland Park shooting suspect doesn't seem to be associated with a ideological or political bent. But extremism researchers say these kinds of acts may actually be part of a troubling new trend.


Experts say the digital footprint of the Highland Park suspect fits into a new trend

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

The Highland Park shooting suspect doesn't seem to be associated with a ideological or political bent. Extremism researchers say these kinds of acts may actually be part of a troubling new trend.