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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


July 20, 2017 1:28 pm
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Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada chapter (ISNA-Canada) of their charitable status after discovering financial ties between the...

July 18, 2017 1:27 pm
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Muslim Brotherhood Calls for ‘Intifada’ Against Israel

The Muslim Brotherhood called for an "Islamic Intifada" against Israel on Friday, following the day's deadly Palestinian terrorist attack in Jerusalem. "The Muslim Brotherhood calls upon the sons...

July 13, 2017 11:44 am
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Apologists Gear Up for Rasmea Odeh’s Last Hurrah

Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh will likely be deported shortly after a federal judge formally sentences her next month for naturalization fraud. So her supporters are planning one...

July 12, 2017 1:36 pm
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Palestinian Group Hosts Terrorist Fundraising Event in Germany

The Democratic Committee of Palestine hosted an event in Berlin on Saturday to raise money for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist group,...

July 12, 2017 1:04 pm
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Linda Sarsour’s ‘Jihad’

Linda Sarsour knows how to attract attention. She may be the most visible Islamist activist in the United States today, and her use of the word...

June 28, 2017 7:21 pm
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Hezbollah-Linked Paraguayan Charged in Miami Drug Conspiracy

A Paraguayan man with ties to Hezbollah pleaded not guilty in Miami federal court on Monday, after being charged with conspiring to distribute massive amounts of cocaine in the...

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...

Culture

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Features

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

World

Local Chabad Rabbi Condemns California Imam’s Comments ‘Incitin...

The director of the Chabad center serving the University of California-Davis told The Algemeiner on Tuesday that he was "taking seriously" a...

Israel

Israel to Build $3.9 Million Memorial Honoring Zionist Pioneer Jabotinsky

JNS.org - The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved plans to build a memorial for Revisionist Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky in Jerusalem. Expected to cost some 14 million shekels ($3.9 million), the memorial...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...

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