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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


February 7, 2018 1:49 pm
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Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and Palestinian Groups Unite to Praise Deadly Ariel Attack

There are many differences between Shiite, Sunni and Palestinian nationalist terrorist organizations. But they have one thing in common: a passionate hatred for Israelis and Jews. Shortly...

February 6, 2018 11:34 am
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New Study: ISIS Media Production Quality Reflects Organizational Trajectory

Since losing most of its territory in Syria and Iraq, the terrorist organization ISIS has faced other considerable setbacks. For example, it is desperately scrambling for new...

January 31, 2018 11:33 am
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Google Partners With Antisemitic Islamists

Why are Google and YouTube sponsoring a day-long symposium featuring a roster of speakers that includes known Islamist antisemites, as well as known militant Islamists who...

January 29, 2018 10:28 am
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Hezbollah Helps Hamas Enhance Terrorist Infrastructure on Israel’s Northern Border

Hamas and Hezbollah, despite representing divergent radical ideologies, continue to strengthen their ties in an effort to kill Israelis. For example, officials from both terrorist...

January 25, 2018 3:50 pm
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Jerusalem Decision Sends Abbas Over the Edge

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is having a tough time grappling with reality in recent weeks. Ever since US President Donald Trump declared his intention to...

January 22, 2018 11:04 am
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Abbas’ Call for ‘Peaceful Popular Resistance’ Defies Reality

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has issued another veiled, public call for violence and terrorism against Israelis. Abbas called on Palestinians to continue "peaceful popular...

January 14, 2018 12:38 pm
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Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency on the web. A new...

January 11, 2018 12:02 pm
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‘Moderate’ Palestinian Factions Praise Rabbi’s Murder as an ‘Operation’

Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) framed Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed a civilian father of six as a successful "operation," Palestinian Media Watch reports. Late on Tuesday,...

January 4, 2018 12:39 pm
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Palestinian Authority Textbooks Still Demonizing Jews, Inciting Violence

Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks remain devoted to systematically demonizing Jews and brainwashing generations of Palestinian children to support terrorism, according to a new study from the Meir Amit...

December 22, 2017 10:14 am
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A Disappointing, Muted Response to Imams Calling for Violence

A radical imam recently called on Muslims to "kill the Jews" in a Friday sermon entitled, "Our Duties Towards Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." But this imam was not a...

December 15, 2017 1:22 pm
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Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada" against Israel, following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital,...

December 12, 2017 12:37 pm
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US Palestinian Advocates Call for Mass Murder of Jews

Angered by President Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is Israel's capital, Palestinian advocates took to the streets last weekend to express their anger and frustration. And the message often was...

December 11, 2017 4:38 pm
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US-Based Imam Prays that ‘Allah Destroy the Zionists’

On Thursday, a Texas-based imam called for Israel's destruction in a recorded prayer posted to his Facebook page. While Sheikh Ramadan Elsabagh did not mention President Trump's proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as...

November 30, 2017 11:01 am
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AMP Convention Sees Opportunities in US Elections

One of America's most visible anti-Israel groups spent Thanksgiving weekend engaged in some magical thinking -- and planning to change America's political landscape. American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)...

Features

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results

JNS.org - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in...

Jewish Groups Urge Resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison Over Ties to Louis Farrakhan

JNS.org - Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly...

World

At Security Council, Haley Tells Abbas: I Will Not Shut Up, US Recognition ...

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley upbraided Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN Security Council on Tuesday,...

Israel

After 30 Years of Limbo, Traditional Ethiopian-Jewish Religious Leaders Rec...

Israel has officially recognized the traditional Ethiopian religious leaders referred to as kesim, ending a 30-year controversy over their official...

Middle East

Iranian Official Threatens Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Will Level Tel A...

JNS.org - An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks the Islamic...

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