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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


January 13, 2017 7:07 am
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Prominent Islamists Make Last-Ditch Effort to Free Hamas Supporters in the US

As President Obama's tenure reaches its final days, Islamists in the United States are waging a furious lobbying campaign aimed at securing the freedom of...

January 1, 2017 7:30 am
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The New Axis of Evil (or Comedy): CAIR, JVP and the Huffington Post

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has finally found a Jewish group that it likes. At its annual banquet on December 17, CAIR gave its new "Defender of...

December 30, 2016 12:19 pm
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New Middle East Forum Manual Spotlights Islamist Apologists

American Islamists often depend on prominent non-Muslims to disseminate their propaganda. In a new report, the Middle East Forum's (MEF) Islamist Watch profiles 15 prominent examples...

December 18, 2016 5:14 am
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Homeland Security Dept Hired CAIR to Train French Officials in Counterterrorism

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) facilitated a training session last week for a French police delegation, in conjunction with the State Department...

December 16, 2016 5:22 am
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Keith Ellison Lies to CNN About Anti-Israel Remarks

With a new challenger to his bid to become Democratic National Committee chairman, Keith Ellison took to CNN on Wednesday and lied about anti-Israel remarks he made in 2010, which were first...

December 14, 2016 10:34 am
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Prosecutors Try to Refocus the Rasmieh Odeh Case

Attorneys for Palestinian bomber Rasmieh Odeh want to delay her re-trial on naturalization fraud for two months, pointing to a superseding indictment in the case. The new charging...

December 12, 2016 7:04 am
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White House ‘Champion’ Blasts Muslims Who Work With Jews

Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour took to Twitter last month with a quick, venting post: "You know what I can't stand? Bitter people. That's all." Sarsour spoke at the...

December 7, 2016 7:02 am
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Palestinian Terrorist Ramsieh Odeh Given New Trial in US

Rasmieh Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist whose case has become a cause celebre among radical Palestinian advocates, will get a new trial in the United States for naturalization fraud. US...

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...

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What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

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IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

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University of Toronto Grad Student, Instructor Openly ‘Bullies’...

A graduate student at the University of Toronto, who teaches courses at the school, has harassed Jews and supporters of Israel on...

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Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby...

Middle East

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk...

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world...

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