Duke University has been forced to admit a new report that shows it has been a home for radical Islam for at least two decades.
The US Department of Homeland Security and Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Monday released a report detailing an extensive study of more than 6,000 individuals from around the world who have been identified as radicals or adherents to radical Islamic ideologies.
The report by the DHS and OSC found that in 2015, Duke University had about 1,200 students who were identified as members of violent groups or adherents of “domestic extremism” as part of the so-called Global Threat Assessment.
More than 2,000 of those individuals have been arrested for allegedly committing acts of domestic terrorism, the report found.
According to the report, about 40 of those students were members of an extremist organization, known as The Order of the Eastern Star, which was founded in the 1980s and has since expanded to more than 10,000 members in North America and Europe.
“These individuals have expressed an interest in violence, and they are actively recruiting others to join their cause,” the DHS report read.
“Their efforts to recruit and recruit others are a direct threat to the security of the U.S. and the international community.”‘
Degenerate ideology’The DHS report also described the order as a “dominant” and “violent” ideology that has been operating for decades.
“While this ideology may be less extreme than some others, it has not always been the most violent,” the report read, noting that it has targeted civilians as well as “young and vulnerable women, including young, single, minority, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals.”
“As a result of this violent ideology, it seeks to instill its own ‘code of conduct’ and has created a toxic atmosphere that is highly vulnerable to indoctrination, indoctrination by the leaders of this ideology and other radical ideologies.”
The report did not mention any specific individual from Duke University who was radicalized.
Duke University officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TechRadars.
But university officials did release a statement that said the university has a zero tolerance policy against domestic violence and has no tolerance for violent acts or hate speech.
It said that the university does not condone the “hostility” of its students.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy against violence against any individual, including our students.
We stand firmly against violence on our campus, and we condemn any violence against anyone who chooses to report it,” the statement read.
‘Domestic extremism’A statement from Duke spokeswoman Lauren Purdy on the university’s campus.
“The Duke University community has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and Duke is committed to maintaining and strengthening the academic, intellectual, and social safety of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni,” the university said in a statement.
“Duke remains committed to working with our community partners to prevent domestic violence, hate speech, and violence against women and others.
The university’s zero tolerance and safety and security policies reflect this commitment and are reflected in our actions and policies.”
The DHS and OSC report also found that the group The Order had been recruiting students from around Europe and the US since it was founded.
The group was described as a youth group that started in 1999 and has grown to have more than 1,000 affiliated members across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
The OSC also said that during 2015, more than 2.5 million individuals were identified by the OSC as “domestically extremist” by their peers.
Some members of the group have been charged with domestic violence offenses, including at least one woman who was charged with murder in 2014 after allegedly beating her boyfriend to death.
Purdy told TechRadis the group is not responsible for any violence committed against anyone on campus.
She said Duke is also “committed to the principles of free speech, free association, and open dialogue.”
“The University is committed not to tolerate or condone any behavior that would constitute violence or any form of violence or harassment against any individuals, groups, or organizations,” Purdy said.
At Duke, the order was also described as an “enforcer of social norms” by one former student.
Brett Brown, a sophomore who was in the group at the time, told Techradis he believed the group was the “backbone of the campus radicalization.”
“I thought it was the backbone of the student population,” Brown said.
“It was a place where people would gather, and there was a lot of respect.”
He said he and his friends had been “really close.”
‘Racism and Islamophobia’The report also included photos of individuals from the group posing with members of Duke’s Muslim community.
The photos were taken by a female student who claimed she was working as a security guard for the