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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 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

September 5, 2019 5:40 am

New Report Exposes Hezbollah’s Terrorist ‘Media Empire’

Hezbollah used its Al-Manar television network on Monday to broadcast footage that it claims shows a missile strike targeting an Israeli military vehicle a day...

August 21, 2019 9:10 am

Omar and Tlaib Use Their Controversy to Push Anti-Israel Propaganda

US Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib held a news conference on Monday to condemn the Israeli government for last week's decision banning the Congresswomen...

August 16, 2019 7:56 am

Rashida Tlaib Met With Another Terror Supporter

In politics, once can be an oversight. But twice is a pattern. When US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was photographed with an avowed Hezbollah supporter in...

August 8, 2019 6:13 am

Blind Anti-Israel Hate Drives the Campaign to Fire Jake Tapper

If Saturday's horrifying terrorist attack on an El Paso Walmart had taken place in Jerusalem, leaving 22 Israelis dead, the killer would rot in jail...

July 30, 2019 6:57 am

How Hezbollah Uses Sports to Indoctrinate Children

Hezbollah established educational and athletic networks, including its "Sports Mobilization" network, to indoctrinate young people into embracing the terrorist organization's radical ideology, a recent Meir...

July 24, 2019 9:19 am

A CAIR Leader’s Consequence-Free Antisemitism

He's a public figure who repeatedly preaches about the evil done by Jews. They are accursed, he said last month, justifying the claim with scripture....

June 23, 2019 8:46 am

Charitable Organization Spotlights Radical CAIR Activists

"What's the one thing you want funders to do differently to support the pro-immigrant and -refugee movement?" This was the question posed by the National Committee...

June 5, 2019 8:32 am

Shocking Antisemitism in Brooklyn

As Israel celebrated its 71st anniversary last month, a group called Within Our Lifetime-United for Palestine, an offshoot of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP),...

May 12, 2019 7:09 am

Israel-Hating, Gay-Bashing, Sexist Imam Gives Invocation to US House

Islam's holy month of Ramadan began Sunday, so it's not surprising that the US House turned to a Muslim cleric to provide Thursday's invocation. The problem is with...

May 9, 2019 8:07 am

American Muslim Group Lied About School in Antisemitic Video

The Muslim American Society (MAS)'s Philadelphia chapter had a clear message after a shocking video appeared on its Facebook page last month, showing school children...

May 8, 2019 7:40 am

US-Based Sheikh Calls on University Students to ‘Fight Zionism’

The Muslim Student Union (MSU) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), wrapped up "Anti-Oppression Week 2019" last Friday with an antisemitic sermon denying Israel's...

May 2, 2019 8:00 am

From Philasteen to Philadelphia: Muslim Youth Taught to Hate Israel

Young Muslim boys, dressed in traditional Palestinian garb, passionately lip-sync the following words: The blood of the martyrs is calling us. Paradise, men desire it. Revolutionaries, Revolutionaries ... Sword...

April 11, 2019 5:45 am

BDS Co-Founder, Who Calls for Israel’s Destruction, Leads Annual Anti-Israel Conference

Omar Barghouti -- co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement -- calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. Like other BDS activists,...

April 8, 2019 6:40 am

CAIR Antisemites Fight ‘Anti-Semitism Awareness’ Bill

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued an "action alert" last week encouraging its supporters to pressure Congress to oppose the "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of...


Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission...


Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...


Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Killed in US Raid, Trump Says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the terrorist group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President...


Trump Floats Possible Defense Treaty Days Ahead of Israeli Elections

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster...

Middle East

Houthi Drones Hit Saudi Oil Heartland, Sources Say Crude Flows Disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources...

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