Alejandro Beutel

Alejandro J. Beutel is a researcher for Countering Violent Extremism at the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Views expressed here are solely those of the author and not necessarily the views of START and ISPU.


Alejandro J. Beutel is a researcher for Countering Violent Extremism at the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He is also a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Views expressed here are solely those of the author and not necessarily the views of START and ISPU.



ARTICLES BY Alejandro Beutel



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American Muslims are Increasingly in the Crosshairs of Violent Militia Extremists

This article was written by Alejandro Beutel and Daryl Johnson, and features research from Mimi Yu and Asma Shah. I


This article was written by Alejandro Beutel and Daryl Johnson, and features research from Mimi Yu and Asma Shah. In 2016, anti-Muslim bias appears to have been the motive behind many attacks and high-profile threats against Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim. These threats and attacks range from hate crimes against individuals in the street […]

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Treating Lone-Actor Terrorists Like School Shooters

A Better Approach than Countering Violent Extremism Terrorism analyst Peter Bergen wrote a thoughtful op-ed in early Fe


A Better Approach than Countering Violent Extremism Terrorism analyst Peter Bergen wrote a thoughtful op-ed in early February noting that one of the key warning signs for school shooters also applies to “homegrown” terrorists, specifically “lone wolves” (or more accurately lone actors). Both types of criminal offenders have a tendency to confide in family, friends or […]