PHILADELPHIA – March 24, 2015 – The Middle East Forum announces two personnel changes.
Marc Fink, who has been with the Forum for three years as director of Islamist Watch, following a career in law and politics, has been promoted to the position of counselor. In this new position, he directs both Islamist Watch and the Legal Project. He also serves as the Middle East Forum's in-house legal counsel and chief editor.
Islamist Watch counters lawful Islamists through research, dissemination and activism. The Legal Project serves as a vital lifeline to numerous individuals whose free speech and livelihood have been threatened by Islamist "lawfare."
Johanna Markind joins the Forum as associate counselor, where she will work with Mr. Fink on Islamist Watch and the Legal Project. An attorney experienced in both civil and criminal litigation, she recently worked for the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Markind's writings have appeared in American Thinker, Federal Lawyer, Jewish Forward, Pajamas Media and the Wall Street Journal.
"Mr. Fink and Ms. Markind together will strengthen the Forum's efforts to investigate, unveil, and combat nonviolent radical Islam in the United States and across the Western world," said Forum president Daniel Pipes. "Violent jihad gets the headlines. But lawful Islamism gets results, by exploiting the freedoms of Western society incrementally to undermine from within."
The Middle East Forum promotes American interests through activist, intellectual, and philanthropic efforts.
For Immediate Release
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