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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


June 23, 2019 8:46 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

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In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

Ocasio-Cortez Rejects Auschwitz Tour With Holocaust Survivor

JNS.org - US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) rejected an invitation on Sunday to tour Auschwitz with a Holocaust survivor. The organization From the Depths, whose president, 93-year-old Edward Mosberg, is a...

Israel

Samsung Closes Israeli Accelerator After Four Years

CTech - Samsung has closed its Israeli accelerator, Samsung Runway, two people familiar with the matter told Calcalist on condition of anonymity. The accelerator's website is no longer operational. Last month,...

Middle East

Turkey Will Lose F-35 Warplane if Russia Arms Deal Goes Ahead, US Says

The United States will stop Turkish forces flying and developing its F-35 stealth jets if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian air defense system, the US envoy...

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