What It’s About: What are the objectives of the Islamists? A Case Study: How the Islamist Groups Erased “Islamic Terrorists” from the history of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the greatest terrorist attack since WW2.
Presenter: Steven Emerson is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks, financing and operations, as well national security and intelligence. He is the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a non-profit organization that maintains one of the world's largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. The website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism contains a massive archival data base of documents, dossiers and thousands of original investigations into Islamist terrorism and radical groups. Emerson is the author of 8 books on terrorism and national security, the producer of several award winning documentaries on Jihad and the Muslim Brotherhood (including “Jihad in America” and “The Grand Deception”) and the author of hundreds of articles that have been published in national and international media outlets. Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress relative to terrorist financing and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum. Emerson has been interviewed thousands of times on all the major television networks and in the national and international print and electronic media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Jerusalem Post, NY Post, Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, and ABC News. Emerson launched “The Investigative Project on Terrorism” in 1995, following the November 1994 broadcast of his documentary film, "Jihad in America", on PBS. The film exposed clandestine operations of militant Islamic terrorist groups on American soil. Before that, Emerson had been a journalist for The New Republic, US News & World Report, The NYTimes Magazine and a correspondent for CNN.