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Steven Emerson is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks, financing and operations. He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a non-profit organization that serves one of the world's largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees, and print and electronic media on terrorist financing and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum. Since 9-11, Emerson has been interviewed frequently on all the major television networks and in the national and international print media. The website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which was started in September 2007, is now considered one of the top counter-terrorism websites in the world and can be accessed at www.investigativeproject.org. Emerson launched The Investigative Project on Terrorism in 1995, following the November 1994 broadcast of his documentary film, "Jihad in America," on public television. The film exposed clandestine operations of militant Islamic terrorist groups on American soil. For the film, Emerson received numerous awards including the George Polk Award for best television documentary, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism. He also received the top prize from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization (IRE) for best investigative report in both print and television for the documentary. The award from IRE was the fourth he had received from that group. The documentary, which was featured on 60 Minutes, has become standard viewing for federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations. Emerson is recognized as one of the first terrorism experts to have testified and warned about the threat of Islamic militant networks operating in the United States and their connections worldwide. In a pioneering congressional testimony delivered in 1998, he specifically warned about the threat of Osama Bin Laden's network. Nearly every one of the terrorist suspects and groups first identified in his 1994 film have been indicted, convicted, or deported since 9-11. Emerson is the author or co-author of six books on terrorism and national security, including: "Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S." (Prometheus, 2006) "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us" (The Free Press, 2002) "Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West" (Villard Books /Random House, 1991) "The Fall of Pan Am 103: Inside the Lockerbie Investigation" (Putnam's Sons, 1990) "Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era" (Putnam's Sons, 1988) "The American House of Saud: The Secret Petrodollar Connection" (Franklin Watts, 1985) Prior to starting the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Emerson worked as a correspondent for CNN and previously as a senior editor at US News and World Report. His first job in Washington DC in 1977 was as a staff researcher for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has a BA and MA from Brown University and once ran a marathon in 2 hours, 59 minutes, a feat he was never able to repeat again.

ARTICLES BY: Steven Emerson


December 4, 2016 4:15 am
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Keith Ellison’s Disinformation Campaign

Confronted by his own words and facing a direct threat to his bid to become the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman, Congressman Keith Ellison flagrantly...

December 2, 2016 3:05 am
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ADL Retracts Support for Keith Ellison in Wake of New Evidence

Keith Ellison's  comments about Israeli political influence in the US, first reported on Tuesday by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, are "deeply disturbing and disqualifying" to his bid to...

November 30, 2016 12:55 am
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Revealed: In Private Fundraiser, Keith Ellison Said Israel Controls US Policy

Congressman Keith Ellison's announcement earlier this month that he wants to be the Democratic National Committee's next chairman drew quick support from several key lawmakers, including Jewish...

November 29, 2016 6:00 am
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Pivotal Hearing for Palestinian Bomber Cancelled at Last Minute

On Monday, a Federal judge in Detroit cancelled a hearing that was expected to help determine whether convicted Palestinian bomber Rasmieh Odeh will receive a new trial for naturalization fraud. Jurors convicted Odeh in...

November 17, 2016 7:44 am
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Ramsieh Odeh’s PTSD Defense Is a Total Sham

The psychologist who is prepared to testify that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have led Palestinian terrorist Rasmieh Odeh to hide her convictions in twin...

November 8, 2016 2:16 am
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Council on American-Islamic Relations Decries FBI Investigation of Election Day Terror Threats

Federal law enforcement officials reported concern Friday over vague threats of an Al Qaeda terrorist attack to disrupt Tuesday's US elections. Three states -- New York, Virginia and Texas -- were identified...

November 7, 2016 7:17 am
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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Spiritual Leader Continues Promoting Violence Against Israel

Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi openly called for violence against Israelis last week, and promoted the destruction of the Jewish state on several online platforms. Marking the anniversary...

October 28, 2016 8:16 am
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Violent Incitement, Not Grievance, Drives Knife-Wielding Palestinian Children

On Wednesday, Israeli security forces disrupted a plot involving two 8-year-old, knife-wielding Palestinian children who wanted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israelis. The children "admitted to have...

October 19, 2016 7:47 am
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A Brookings Fellow Gives a ‘Neutral’ Briefing to BDS Leaders

On Sunday, a high-profile Brookings Institution senior fellow participated in a national gathering outside of Washington, DC, for an anti-Israel group -- the US Campaign to End the Occupation -- that...

September 27, 2016 7:13 am
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CAIR Leader: 9/11 Bill Part of ‘War on Islam’

It might be one of the few things on which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: President Obama was wrong Friday when he vetoed the "Justice Against Sponsors of...

September 20, 2016 7:26 am
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Palestinian Summer Camps Glorify Terrorists as Attacks Targeting Israelis Surge

Fatah and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) continue to brainwash the next generation of Palestinian youth to become terrorists, even as attacks against Israelis have increased...

September 13, 2016 5:02 am
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Defying the West, Iran Openly Supports Terror Proxies

Several high profile Iranian officials recently boasted of the Islamic Republic's steadfast support for terrorist organizations committed to opposing Western interests and destroying Israel, according to the Meir...

September 11, 2016 3:30 am
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Despite Turkey’s Horrible Abuses, CAIR Continues to Shill for Ankara

A delegation from Turkey's parliament came to Washington last week, in order to make the case for extraditing Fethullah Gülen -- an opposition figure living in self-imposed exile...

September 8, 2016 6:51 am
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Women’s Flotilla About Everything But Helping Gaza

Arguably, more humanitarian aid now flows into Gaza than ever before. And strong evidence indicates that Hamas chooses to divert significant amounts of construction material that should...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Jewish Pundit Hounded by Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists Says HeR...

Calling himself “more conservative than [President-elect Donald] Trump on every issue,” yet the bane of the alt-right, the editor-in-chief of...

Middle East

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Tehran Has Concrete Plans in Place to Respond to ...

Tehran has concrete plans in place to respond to any possible breach of the nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry...

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