Parallel Networks

At Parallel Networks, Inc. we combat extremism in general and extremism(s) in the plural. We bring a blend of first-hand and empirical expertise to the Art of Strategic Communication, as well as innovative and creative mechanisms that make counterterrorism and counter-extremism more holistic and multidimensional.

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Strategic Communication

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We are currently offering speaking engagements on the following four topics:

1. The Parallel Network Concept - This discussion covers the underlying philosophy at Parallel Networks. The parallel network is an original concept helpful in understanding a better way by which the extremist movements that challenge the stability of societies today can be countered and combated.

2. CVE in the Era of Radical Islamic Extremism- After years of discussing and finally arriving at an implementation stage for CVE initiatives in the United States, new political realities pose obstacles. This conversation discusses the importance of CVE and how the field might flourish going forward.

3. American Al-Qaeda - A Parallel Network cofounder, Jesse Morton (formerly known as Younus Abdullah Muhammad) discusses his journey into and out of Islamist Extremism and does so in ways that stress the historical progression of jihadist networks, particularly with regard to western countries.

4. Where the Light Enters You - A talk on the role of trauma in the radicalization into violent extremist process. While each path into extremism is unique, trauma is recognized as a common component of the process. This conversation encourages a greater role for mental health awareness with regard to understanding the terrorist threat.


Parallel Networks is looking for interns!

At PN we've developed an online and offline portal that seeks to connect influencers worldwide, though we are currently focusing on engaging those in English-speaking countries in an effort to combat polarization, hate and extremism.
We offer a unique blend of theoretical and ideological expertise, as well as experiential knowledge from a former jihadi and a counter-terrorism expert.
We're looking for motivated interns to help us expand our social media outreach. If you're looking to learn how to combat violent extremism in a holistic manner, while learning how to synthesize that expertise with network science, click here.

A personal statement

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt - April 23, 1910

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