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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


April 11, 2019 5:45 am
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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
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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...

April 4, 2019 8:15 am
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Rashida Tlaib Praises Her Antisemitic Backers

Last month, an entourage featuring antisemitic activist Linda Sarsour and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad protected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), from...

March 29, 2019 9:28 am
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New Islamist Group in Chicago Dominated by Radical Voices

The IL Muslim Civic Coalition, which formed last October, claims to be "a partnership of 250+ Activists, Influencers and Organizations. We empower the voices of...

March 27, 2019 10:45 am
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Linda Sarsour’s NYU Makeover

She certainly looked like Linda Sarsour, the flame-throwing anti-Israel political activist. And the speaker had Sarsour's voice. But the woman who spoke on Monday night...

March 26, 2019 3:25 pm
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The Campaign to Make Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitism Unassailable

Two prominent American-Islamist political activists, both avowed opponents of Israel's existence, renewed complaints last week that the recent controversy involving Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)'s series...

March 25, 2019 10:19 am
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A Perfect Match: llhan Omar Speaks at CAIR Fundraiser

It might seem natural for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)'s Los Angeles chapter to invite Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to speak at a fundraising...

March 19, 2019 7:06 am
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A Tale of Two Protests: Hamas Crushes Internal Dissent While Fueling Violent Border Riots

Hamas is ruthlessly trying to crush dissent amid internal protests against the terror group's rule over Gaza that broke out last Thursday. Hamas officials reportedly...

March 18, 2019 9:47 am
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Is Hamas Backing Down?

Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organizations decided to cancel last Friday's weekly violent protests on the Israel-Gaza border in order to avoid an escalation with...

March 10, 2019 6:51 am
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Hamas’ Shameful Conscription of the Media

Israel on Wednesday formally designated Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas' main media outlet, as a terrorist organization. Israeli authorities revealed last month that Hamas recruiters posing as journalists...

March 8, 2019 1:21 pm
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Sarsour and Her Islamist Entourage Protect Rashida Tlaib From Critic

Antisemitic activist Linda Sarsour on Wednesday ordered people associated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to physically block former Wall Street Journal journalist and...

March 7, 2019 7:42 am
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American Palestinian Fundraising Dinner Continues Antisemitic Incitement

Amid the ongoing debate over Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's repeated references to historic antisemitic imagery about Jews, power, money, and loyalty, the fundraising dinner of one...

March 6, 2019 7:07 am
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Ilhan Omar Has Company Pushing the Dual Loyalty Narrative

Another day, another chapter in the ongoing saga of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's antisemitism. Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, in 2012 accused Israel of "hypnotizing the world"...

March 1, 2019 10:34 am
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Ilhan Omar Spews More Antisemitism

What do you get if you are caught repeatedly spewing antisemitic statements alleging that Jewish money controls American foreign policy, or that the planet's lone...

Culture

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

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World

Explosions in Libya Capital After Late Night Air Strike

Explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by...

Israel

Netanyahu in Passover Greeting: Story of the Jewish People ‘Has No Pa...

Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a Passover greeting in a video published on social media on Friday,...

Middle East

Egypt Votes in Referendum That Could Keep Sisi in Power Until 2030

Egyptians voted on Saturday in a three-day referendum on constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030 and boost the role of the...

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