Investigative Project on Terrorism

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Investigative Project on Terrorism

The Investigative Project on Terrorism, or IPT, is a research organization founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. In 2012, IPT’s revenue was $2.5 million. IPT hallows itself for its collection of intelligence on Islamic terrorist groups, but the IPT’s chief function is presenting Islam as an inherently radical, violent, and antagonistic religion.

"The level of vitriol against Jews and Christianity within contemporary Islam, unfortunately, is something that we are not totally cognizant of, or that we don’t want to accept,” says Emerson. “We don’t want to accept it because to do so would be to acknowledge that one of the world’s great religions, which has more than 1.4 billion adherents, somehow sanctions genocide, planned genocide, as part of its religious doctrine.”

IPT employs unsubstantiated threats that portray Muslims as dangerous to accrue funding often transferred to Emerson’s for-profit entity, SAE Productions. Also suspect is Emerson’s reputation for fabricating evidence to substantiate his ravings about Muslim extremism. For more information about Steven Emerson, please refer to his profile featured on this site.

In addition to $1,484,335 in funding from donors in the Islamophobia network from 2001 to 2012, IPT received $1,409,585 in funding from the Middle East Forum between 2009 and 2012.


Source: Center for American Progress research is basd on 990s filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.