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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

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...

November 9, 2018 9:38 am

Hamas and Iranian Paymasters Are Fueling Violent Gaza Protests

Iran and Hamas are fueling violent protests at the Israel-Gaza border by paying Palestinian youths to participate, and compensating injured Palestinians and families of those...

November 6, 2018 1:28 pm

Iran Reportedly Building Syrian Military Base for Pro-Regime Militias

With Hezbollah's help, Iran has started building another military base to serve pro-Iran militias in southwestern Syria, the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center reports, citing the...

November 2, 2018 2:24 pm

Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and...

October 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Sadly Exposes Linda Sarsour’s Opportunism

Expressions of grief, shock, and solidarity came from all corners as a horrified nation learned about a Jew-hating gunman's attack on a historic Pittsburgh synagogue. Eleven...

October 24, 2018 9:22 am

HRW Report: Palestinian Authorities Systematically Torture and Oppress Their People

Both the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas use systematic torture and repression to stifle any dissent from their rule, a two-year investigation by Human Rights...

October 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech Security Intelligence Service (BIS), as...

October 9, 2018 8:50 am

Leading American BDS Group’s Conference Minimizes Non-Violence

When Islamists and other anti-Israel groups gather, they've learned to use euphemisms to take the edge off some of their more extreme views. They don't...

October 3, 2018 7:59 am

Palestinian Leaders Dig in on Payments to Terrorists

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and Qadri Abu Bakr, who directs the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, recently issued a defiant...

September 26, 2018 10:47 am

Linda Sarsour’s Blood Libel

When police officers in America shoot unarmed black people, Jewish hands lurk in the background -- so says Linda Sarsour, perhaps the most visible Muslim...

September 18, 2018 7:19 am

Palestinian Authority Rushes Payment to Terrorist’s Family Hours After Attack Kills Father of Four

The Palestinian Authority (PA) rushed to transfer an advance of roughly $3,300 to the family of terrorist Khalil Jabarin, who killed American-Israeli citizen Ari Fuld...


Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....


Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...


‘I Can’t Breathe’: Saudi Journalist Khashoggi’s Las...

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers, "I can't breathe," during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,...


Israel Joins Anti-Illegal Funding Body FATF

Israel has been accepted as a member of a global inter-governmental body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a step that could help it influence policy against regional...

Middle East

Qatari Envoy Says Gaza Airport Was Proposed, Israel Unresponsive

A Qatari envoy overseeing the Gulf state's humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip said on Monday that he had proposed building an airport in the blockaded Palestinian enclave but had...