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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 14, 2019 8:52 am

Radicals Rally to Support Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Tweets — Will She Disown Them?

Antisemitic sentiments and incidents continue to rise worldwide, particularly in the West. Sometimes this form of bigotry is perpetrated by far-right elements, other times at...

February 13, 2019 8:53 am

Donors Give Money to Support Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Remarks — Will She Return Them?

Maybe Ilhan Omar had a point -- it is all about the money. After the freshman Congresswoman was called out by her own Democratic Party leadership...

February 12, 2019 7:24 am

Ilhan Omar’s ‘Yeah, But’ Apology for Antisemitism

Criticism and condemnation rained down on US Rep. Ilhan Omar Monday after she tweeted "It's all about the Benjamins baby" to explain why she and...

January 27, 2019 7:57 am

Palestinian Authority Still Pays Millions to Terrorists and Uses Foreign Aid to Do So

The Palestinian Authority (PA) transferred over $135 million to imprisoned terrorists in 2018, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports. Based on open-source information and the PA's own...

January 23, 2019 7:34 am

Firm Proof That Most Palestinians Killed in Gaza Protests Had Terrorist Ties

The vast majority of Palestinians killed in response to weekly violent protests on the Israel-Gaza border were affiliated with Hamas and other terrorist groups, reports...

January 16, 2019 9:04 am

As Antisemitism Evidence Grows, Prominent Sponsors Bail on Women’s March

First it was actors Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing. But in recent weeks, a slew of prominent liberal groups have -- mostly quietly -- withdrawn their...

January 1, 2019 11:24 am

Hamas Claims Foreign Policy Independence from Iran After Tehran Visit

Although it relies on money from Iran and Qatar to survive, a Hamas spokesperson recently claimed that Hamas' leadership is independent and will not be...

December 30, 2018 8:40 am

For Some Palestinian Factions, Christmas Is Either Manipulated or Banned

Palestinian factions in the West Bank and Gaza can't make up their minds about Christmas. Some fabricate the holiday's origins in an attempt to make...

December 27, 2018 8:59 am

Women’s March Loses Donor, More Affiliates Over Antisemitism Scandal

First, two high-profile liberal actors broke from the national Women's March because of a pattern of antisemitism involving its leaders. Then a number of local...

December 23, 2018 9:11 am

Glenn Greenwald’s Web of Propaganda

Purportedly dedicated to "adversarial journalism," whose "prime target is the US intelligence apparatus," Glenn Greenwald's Intercept, according to one commentator, "makes no pretense of being...

November 28, 2018 11:37 am

CAIR Official Calls for Israel’s Termination

Hussam Ayloush, a senior Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official, called for Israel's "regime" to be "terminated" in a tweet on Sunday. "Iran's regime calling Israel a 'cancerous...

November 21, 2018 11:21 am

Ben & Jerry’s Untimely Embrace of Linda Sarsour

Ice cream is now controversial. Welcome to America in 2018. Ben & Jerry's, which has supported liberal causes throughout its history, likely did not anticipate the...

November 16, 2018 10:29 am

Hamas TV Station Is a Legitimate Target

Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza fired more than 460 missiles and rockets targeting communities in southern Israel on Monday and Tuesday, killing...

November 15, 2018 11:54 am

Anti-Israel CAIR Leader Who Slammed Interfaith Dialogue Wins Community Award

Last month, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) leader Zahra Billoo said that "pro-Israel work is pro-terror, pro-violence ... and pro-apartheid." Days later, Billoo received the Community...


Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


ACLU Official Urged Support for Rep. Ilhan Omar as Jewish Community Condemn...

A leading official with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged support for Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar last week, while major...


Young Palestinian Discovers Jewish Roots, Becomes Anti-UNRWA Activist

A young Palestinian Muslim man was raised to hate Jews, but then discovered that he himself was Jewish, embraced his ancestral faith, and became an activist against the Palestinian refugee...

Middle East

Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have...