Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, works to combat the ideas and institutions of non-violent Islamism in the United States and throughout the West. Arguing that "radical Islam is the problem, reform Islam is the solution," Islamist Watch seeks to expose those Islamist organizations that currently dominate the Muslim community.
Much of our work involves monitoring the activities of Islamist movements across the United States. Every week, we gather enormous amounts of information about Islamist clerics, activists, charities and community groups, which helps us to inform policy-makers about the dangers of radical Islam, write hard-hitting articles, and publish ground-breaking reports.
Gathering this information, however, is hard work. But you, our readers and supporters, can help our efforts from your own homes. We are looking for volunteers, interns and writers to assist us with our work. By choosing one of the roles outlined below, help us track and defeat radical Islam in America.
Islamist Watch Seeks Intelligence-Gathering Volunteers
If you want to gather information about Islamist activity in your area, we welcome your involvement and are keen to hear from you.
Just a few volunteer hours of online research a week can be of immense help to Islamist Watch. We'll teach you how to research Islamist activity in your area, how to uncover new information using open-source research techniques, and how to record your findings.
If interested in helping us fight radical Islam in your area, please get in touch. Send an email introducing yourself to email@example.com.
Islamist Watch Seeks Paid Writers
Islamist Watch writers produce rigorously researched articles for general audiences. Their work helps Islamist Watch to expose Western Islamism—one extremist cleric, activist, seminary, and organization at a time.
We publish these articles in publications from around the world – from the American Spectator and National Review to Canada's National Post and Pakistan's Dunya News.
When published, Islamist Watch writers are paid for their work.
If you agree with MEF's outlook that radical Islam is the problem, reform Islam is the solution, and you have experience and interest in writing, we hope to hear from you.
Introduce yourself, send us any pitches if you have them, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Islamist Watch Seeks Unpaid Interns
Islamist Watch interns help us with big research projects – from mapping Islamist networks to uncovering Islamist Money in Politics. Our volunteers learn about the leading Islamist movements active in America today, help us pore through the large amounts of data we gather, learn how to gather open source intelligence, and write blog posts and articles, some of which we publish in prominent national publications.
Interns are unpaid, and most work remotely. Former Middle East Forum interns have gone on to own businesses with interests in the Middle East; join the professional staff of the U.S. House (Foreign Affairs Committee, Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee); serve as officers in the U.S. Army; and write for Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.
If you wish to intern at Islamist Watch, e-mail your cover letter and resume to Thelma Prosser, email@example.com – using the subject line "Islamist Watch Internship."