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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


June 28, 2017 10:58 am
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Terror-Tied Qatari Think Tank Has Anti-Israel, Pro-BDS Stance

Earlier this month, major Arab nations -- led by Saudi Arabia -- severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of financing and sheltering terrorists and maintaining cordial...

June 19, 2017 12:58 pm
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Russia’s Terrorist Double Game

In April, a Muslim Russian national from Kyrgyzstan detonated an explosive device in St. Petersburg's subway system, killing 14 people and injuring many others. The...

June 2, 2017 12:07 pm
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After Palestinians Deny Incitement, Official Calls for Shooting Israelis

A senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official repeatedly called for Palestinians to take up arms against Israelis in an article published last week in prominent...

May 25, 2017 12:29 pm
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Abbas Honors Terrorists Ahead of Trump Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA) honored two terrorists this month in the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Media...

May 19, 2017 2:46 pm
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Trump’s Disappointing Silence on Erdogan’s Excesses

The man with the bullhorn had already been knocked to the ground, and repeatedly kicked and beaten. Despite that, the man in the sharp suit (and with a handgun...

May 15, 2017 2:07 pm
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New Lawsuit Targets Hamas-Support Network in US

A US anti-Israel group and several of its activists are "alter egos and/or successors" of a Hamas-support network that was found liable for an American teen's death...

May 10, 2017 9:34 am
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Report: Canada’s Arabic-Language Publications Contribute to Antisemitism Spike

Antisemitism hit a record-high in Canada in 2016, with a 26 percent increase in anti-Jewish incidents from the previous year, according to B'nai Brith Canada's...

May 5, 2017 11:57 am
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Trump to Abbas: Time to Renounce Terrorism

Palestinians cannot expect to see a lasting peace until their "leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to ... violence and hate," President Donald...

May 3, 2017 11:16 am
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Report: European States Finance NGOs That Support Terrorism Against Israel

Several European governments fund NGOs that often justify attacks against Israeli civilians and maintain ties to terrorists, according to a new report by the research institute NGO Monitor. The...

April 28, 2017 12:21 pm
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New Congressional Caucus Seeks Altered Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVC) was launched on Thursday, in an effort to revitalize US engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The CIVC plans to...

April 26, 2017 12:34 pm
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Rasmea Odeh’s Guilty Plea Accepted

DETROIT -- She couldn't say the words. Three times, US District Judge Gershwin A. Drain asked, "Are you pleading guilty or not guilty?" Each time, Rasmea Odeh paused. "I...

April 25, 2017 12:23 pm
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Germany: Iran Plotting Terrorist Attacks on Jewish and Israeli Targets in Western Europe

Iran is responsible for a significant amount of espionage activity in Germany and the planning terrorist attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets, according to the Jerusalem Post. In a...

April 24, 2017 12:31 pm
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New Filings Show Odeh Case Remains Contentious Despite Pending Plea

Days before Rasmea Odeh is expected to walk into a federal courtroom and plead guilty to naturalization fraud, her attorneys demanded that a judge strike the...

April 20, 2017 3:24 pm
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Rotterdam Allows Pro-Hamas Conference, Blocks Anti-Hamas Protest

A Hamas front group hosted a conference in Rotterdam on Saturday, and the Dutch authorities blocked pro-Israel activists from protesting the event, according to a Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) report. The...

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‘Whitewashed’: The Sordid Story of UK Labour Party Antisemitism Laid Bare

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Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

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UK Government Coalition Partner Urges Parliamentary Vote to Congratulate Is...

The parliamentary partner of Britain's ruling Conservative Party has submitted a resolution to the House of Commons congratulating Israel on...

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Shin Bet Chief: Israel Has Thwarted 2,000 Terror Attacks Since 2016 Due to ...

JNS.org - The head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed on Tuesday the Jewish state has prevented about 2,000 terror attacks...

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