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Steven Emerson is Executive Director of The Investigative Project, the largest intelligence and data-gathering center in the world on militant Islamic activities. He is also an award-winning investigative journalist who specializes in Islamic terrorism. His 1994 documentary, "Jihad in America," won the George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Investigative Reporters and Editors' Award for best national investigation into criminal activity. His previous books include The Fall of Pan Am 103, co-authored with Brian Duffy (1990), and Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West, co-authored with Cristina del Sesto (1991). His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic. From 1986 to 1990 he was the national security correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, and from 1990 to 1993 he worked for CNN, until leaving to work on his documentary.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Terrorists United States, Islam and terrorism United States, Muslims United States, Jihad, Islamic fundamentalism