Writings by Topic: Media

Press Releases
Title Publication Date
Mourning Burak Bekdil News from the Middle East ForumOctober 22, 2023
MEF Plays Key Role in Designation of Al Jazeera Subsidiary as Qatari Agent News from the Middle East ForumSeptember 16, 2020
NDAA Requires Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent: MEF Applauds News from the Middle East ForumAugust 13, 2018
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Sydney Sermons, Islamic Incitement Quadrant OnlineMay 7, 2024
Debunking the Argument for Columbia Journalism School's Terrorist Propagandist Memorial The Daily WireMay 6, 2024
Columbia Univ. J-School Celebrates Hamas Propagandists and Alleged Terrorists Daily MailMay 1, 2024
The Passions of Bassem Youssef SubstackFebruary 27, 2024
Al Jazeera Doesn't Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt Washington ExaminerJanuary 16, 2024
Tom Friedman's Soft Jihad Against Israel Investigative Project on TerrorismJanuary 11, 2024
Terror TV Station Established in Canada, Supported by U.S. and European Radicals Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 11, 2024
Ayatollah's Favorite News Source Declares 'Horror and Fear' Iran Military Campaign against U.S., Allies Fox NewsDecember 23, 2023
Epiphany Moment: TikTokers 'Rediscover' Long-Discredited al-Qaeda Propaganda RaymondIbrahim.comNovember 20, 2023
CAIR Leaders Shill for Hamas in American Media, Reporters Cooperate Focus on Western IslamismNovember 7, 2023
A Devil's Bargain on Campus: What Compels College Students to 'Stand in Solidarity' with Hamas? The James G. Martin Center for Academic RenewalNovember 1, 2023
Stop Calling Them 'Pro-Palestine' Rallies The Investigative Project on TerrorismOctober 31, 2023
End the Media Bombardment of Israel! JNSOctober 29, 2023
There Can Be No More Business as Usual with Qatar The Jewish PressOctober 27, 2023
Israel Slated to Shut 'Pro-Hamas' Network Al Jazeera Run by Qatar The Jerusalem PostOctober 20, 2023
Sweden-Based Turkish Journalist Abdullah Bozkurt Faces Indictment and Trial in Turkey over Published Article Nordic MonitorAugust 21, 2023
NIAC Alumni Promote Tehran's Agenda Focus on Western IslamismJune 29, 2023
VOA Reinstates Tehran Regime 'Lobby' Broadcast Focus on Western IslamismJune 23, 2023
Did the Voice of America Cave to Iran's 'Lobby'? Focus on Western IslamismMay 24, 2023
'Nothing to See Here' -- The Establishment Whitewashes Jihadist Murder The StreamMarch 6, 2023
A New Hostage Crisis in Iran? German Diplomats in Tehran Threatened The Jerusalem PostFebruary 24, 2023
Facebook: Where Jihadist Hate Thrives American ThinkerFebruary 24, 2023
Western Establishment Conceals Muslim Persecution of Christians The StreamFebruary 15, 2023
Iran Runs Series on State TV Featuring Holocaust Deniers, Antisemites The Jerusalem PostFebruary 4, 2023
The New York Times' Orwellian Obsession with Israel JNSJanuary 10, 2023
Irreligious Islamism: Andrew Tate's Arrest Highlights a Growing Radical Divide Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 9, 2023
The Persecution of Christians in the Palestinian Authority The Gatestone InstituteDecember 25, 2022
An Islamist-Leftist Alliance Threatens Freedoms in Spain Focus on Western IslamismDecember 14, 2022
Erdoğan Places Bounties on Critics Abroad -- Targeted in New Jersey Nordic MonitorDecember 12, 2022
Islamists Manhandle Journalist for Questioning San Diego Imam About 'Hate Crime' Focus on Western IslamismDecember 2, 2022
Islamists Welcome Infamous Social Media Star Andrew Tate into the Fold of Islam Focus on Western IslamismNovember 9, 2022
Iran Threatens Saudi Arabia over Media Coverage of Protests The Jerusalem PostNovember 5, 2022
About Those Billboards in Israel ... Ha'aretzNovember 2, 2022
Turkish Intel Ran Antisemitic Websites, Financed by Erdoğan's Family Nordic MonitorOctober 31, 2022
The Iranian Regime Speaks in Contradictory Voices as Protests Reach 40-Day Mark The Jerusalem PostOctober 30, 2022
A Conservative-Islamist Alliance; Part 3: Islamists Throw Off Their Progressivist Shackles Focus on Western IslamismOctober 25, 2022
A Conservative-Islamist Alliance; Part 1: Trouble in Dearborn Focus on Western IslamismOctober 25, 2022
Muslim Preacher Wants to Visit Attacker in Jail; San Diego District Attorney Says 'What Attack?' Focus on Western IslamismOctober 20, 2022
Did a Muslim Preacher in San Diego Stage a Hate Crime against Himself? Focus on Western IslamismOctober 16, 2022
Furqaan Bookstore Promoted Anti-Western Hate and 9/11 Conspiracies at ISNA Convention Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 30, 2022
Reflections on the Rushdie Stabbing The Toronto SunAugust 24, 2022
Why the Media Ignores Islamist Mayor's Racism and Apparent Election Fraud The FederalistAugust 8, 2022
Turkey's Pro-Pakistan Propaganda Machine FirstPostFebruary 19, 2022
CAIR's Media Enablers National ReviewFebruary 11, 2022
Media Attack Investigative Reporter for Investigating and Reporting on CAIR National ReviewJanuary 29, 2022
Fareed Zakaria's Bad Middle East Advice, 20 Years Later National ReviewOctober 14, 2021
Time to Stop Al Jazeera's Brazen Defiance of U.S. Law The Washington ExaminerAugust 25, 2021
The New York Times Strikes Israel Again Arutz ShevaMay 11, 2021
The Afrasiabi Affair: Media Outlets Silent About Publishing Alleged Covert Iranian Agent The Investigative Project on TerrorismMarch 16, 2021
NYT Accused of Whitewashing Turkey's Afrin Occupation The Jerusalem PostFebruary 17, 2021
Congress Stands up to Qatar and Al Jazeera NewsweekAugust 20, 2020
Democrats, Experts, and Peace Plans BESA Center PerspectivesFebruary 4, 2020
How Al Jazeera is Avoiding Registering as a Foreign Agent The Washington ExaminerJanuary 21, 2020
Turkey Orders Qatar to 'Weed Out' Journalists Critical of Syria Invasion The Jerusalem PostNovember 4, 2019
Twitter Falls for the Terrorist Wing Scam The Daily WireOctober 24, 2019
Khashoggi's Memory Abused to Whitewash Dictatorships The Jerusalem PostOctober 3, 2019
Three Islamist Rulers Starting a New TV Channel The Jerusalem PostOctober 1, 2019
British Jewish Newspaper Buckles to Hamas JNSSeptember 4, 2019
Concerns Arise after Iraq Cracks Down on Al-Hurra Channel The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2019
Why Does the World Ignore Israel-Iran Tensions? The Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2019
Al Jazeera Suspends Two Journalists for Questioning the Holocaust The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2019
Why is Twitter Helping Al-Jazeera Hide Evidence of Holocaust Denial Video? The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2019
Against the Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren't Crossing the Southern Border The FederalistFebruary 6, 2019
Nobel Peace Prize Shines Light on Foible amid Plaudits Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2018
"German and Austrian Media Outrage Me" Washington TimesSeptember 18, 2018
Fool Me Twice: Shame on CAIR American SpectatorSeptember 14, 2018
How I Was Rejected by Facebook - and Won Arutz Sheva: Israel National NewsSeptember 13, 2018
Lebanese Report: Syrian Officials Met with U.S. in June Jerusalem PostAugust 28, 2018
Author of Muslim Bigotry Report Is a Noted Bigot and Antisemite The AlgemeinerAugust 13, 2018
Eastern Christians Find Common Language On Israel Trip Jerusalem PostJune 3, 2018
Western celebrities, Israel and Inferiority Complexes Jerusalem PostMay 16, 2018
Erdogan's Unrequited Arab Love Gatestone InstituteMarch 18, 2018
YouTube: Keeping Americans in the Dark on Radical Islam FrontPage MagazineJanuary 26, 2018
Credulous Journalists Help Islamists Thrive The Daily CallerSeptember 12, 2017
Silicon Valley Censorship The Gatestone InstituteJuly 26, 2017
BBC Targets Kids with False 'Islam Means Peace' Claim BreitbartJune 19, 2017
How the Media Covered for Orlando Terrorist Omar Mateen BreitbartSeptember 26, 2016
Media in Denial over Islamist Terror The Toronto SunJuly 26, 2016
The New York Times Still Falls for Ben Rhodes' Iran Lies PJ MediaJune 28, 2016
The Media's Apologetic Coverage of Islamic Terror The Toronto SunJune 14, 2016
Erdogan: The World's Most Insulted President The Gatestone InstituteApril 20, 2016
Turkey's Circus in Washington The Gatestone InstituteApril 12, 2016
The Mainstream Media Spreads Another False 'Islamophobia' Story BreitbartApril 4, 2016
Facebook Censored Me for Publicizing Islamist Atrocities The Toronto SunNovember 24, 2015
Lying about Islam's Doctrine of Deception The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 28, 2015
In Turkey, an Investigation a Day Keeps the Media at Bay The Gatestone InstituteSeptember 14, 2015
Turkish Journalists: Guilty Without Trial The Gatestone InstituteJuly 22, 2015
Turkey's Continuing Press Crackdown The Gatestone InstituteJune 17, 2015
Berkeley's Bazian on Paris Attacks: It's the Islamophobia, Stupid! Jihad WatchMarch 13, 2015
Turkey's Free Speech Impediment The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 27, 2015
France's Moment of Truth PJ MediaJanuary 16, 2015
On Cartoons and 'Islamophobia' Hürriyet Daily NewsJanuary 14, 2015
Erdogan in Wonderland: Press "Freedom" in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteJanuary 3, 2015
The Western Media and Muslim-on-Muslim Violence FrontPage MagazineDecember 29, 2014
And Then They Came for the Gulenists: 'Justice' in Turkey The Gatestone InstituteDecember 20, 2014
Imagine No Religion: The Western Media and Islamic Terror FrontPage MagazineDecember 19, 2014
The New York Times Defends Al-Qaeda Gatestone InstituteJune 11, 2014
Prejudice's Latest Victim: Islam Family Security MattersMarch 5, 2014
The Media's Muhammad Blackout Defers Again to Islam FrontPageMagazine.comMay 10, 2013
What Happened in Aqrab, Syria? The Jerusalem PostDecember 27, 2012
Crucifixions, Not Fictions Investigative Project on TerrorismSeptember 4, 2012
Robert Fisk Demonizes Mideast's Persecuted Christians PJ MediaJune 28, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda - Part II Al-AyyamJune 25, 2012
Assad's Houla Propaganda National Review OnlineJune 12, 2012
The BBC Broadcasts Its Own Dhimmitude PJ MediaMay 8, 2012
How the Media Whitewashes Muslim Persecution of Christians Gatestone InstituteApril 13, 2012
Obama: 'Son of Islam'? Stonegate InstituteFebruary 27, 2012
Haaretz: The Paper for Thinking People? Hudson New YorkDecember 16, 2011
Egypt's Massacre of Christians Hudson New YorkOctober 31, 2011
David Letterman gets it exactly right The Daily CallerOctober 3, 2011
Reading Between the Lines Jihad WatchAugust 25, 2011
New Muslim 'Reality' Show Is Anything But Hudson New YorkAugust 4, 2011
CAIR's Strong-Arm Tactics in the Cradle of Liberty Pajamas MediaApril 20, 2011
Bewitched Animals and the Muslim Media Hudson New YorkJanuary 26, 2011
Is the Media 'Fair and Balanced' on Christian Persecution? Pajamas MediaJanuary 23, 2011
'Zaytuna College' and Its Continuing Media Circus American ThinkerSeptember 28, 2010
NYT and WaPo: Muhammad is the Prophet of God American ThinkerMarch 8, 2010
Fort Hood and the Academic Apologists American ThinkerNovember 15, 2009
A Target of Convenience National Review OnlineApril 21, 2009
Arabs, Israelis, and Underdogs FrontPageMagazine.comApril 1, 2009
The Voice of America, Silenced on Radical Islam FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 6, 2009
The Deceits of Bridges TV Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2009
Still Asleep After Mumbai Jerusalem PostDecember 10, 2008
Getting Religion Wrong Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get ReligionOctober 2008
Would a Jihadi by Any Other Name Smell as Foul? American ThinkerJune 4, 2008
Islam's 'Public Enemy #1' National Review OnlineMarch 25, 2008
Rewriting History National Review OnlineDecember 7, 2007
Op Eds Now More Central in War than Bullets New York SunOctober 17, 2006
Al-Manar: Beacon of Hate Tech Central StationAugust 18, 2006
Strange Logic in the Lebanon War New York SunAugust 15, 2006
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism New York SunFebruary 7, 2006
Winning the Propaganda War [versus Radical Islam] New York SunDecember 27, 2005
Television in Time of War New York SunAugust 2, 2005
"24" and Hollywood's Discovery of Radical Islam FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 6, 2005
Giving Terror a Boost Baltimore SunNovember 5, 2004
[Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists New York SunSeptember 7, 2004
Al-Jazeera in Al-Canada? FrontPageMagazine.comAugust 13, 2004
PBS, Recruiting for Islam New York PostDecember 17, 2002
The Paterson 'Protocols' New York PostNovember 5, 2002
The Snipers: Crazy or Jihadis? New York PostOctober 29, 2002
My Media Year National ReviewSeptember 11, 2002
[Hussein Ibish:] U.S. Arabs' Firebrand New York PostMarch 25, 2002
A Spy Myth is Born New York PostMarch 11, 2002
[The New York Times' Susan] Sontag's off-key ode to Oslo Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2001
The education of Thomas Friedman Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2001
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
The Two Faces of Al Jazeera Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2012
The Muhammad al-Dura Hoax and Other Myths Revived Middle East QuarterlyFall 2011
What Palestinians Are Saying Online Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2011
Philippe Karsenty: "We Need to Expose the Muhammad al-Dura Hoax" Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Jail for Iranian Journalists Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Jeffrey Gedmin: "Our Iranian Colleagues Believe in Radio Farda's Mission" Middle East QuarterlyFall 2008
Daniel Nassif: "We Do Not Spread Propaganda for the United States" Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Al-Manar: Hizbullah TV, 24/7 Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2004
Has Israel Used Indiscriminate Force? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2002
The Camera and the Burqa Middle East QuarterlySpring 2002
Muslims on the Silver Screen Middle East QuarterlySpring 2001
Egypt's Problem with Ranan Lurie Middle East QuarterlySeptember 1997
Title Publication Date
Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism's Toughest Assignment Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2023
Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective Middle East QuarterlySummer 2022
Truths and Lies in the Middle East: Memoirs of a Veteran Journalist, 1952–2012 Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Deception: Betraying the Peace Process Middle East QuarterlySpring 2014
The Arab Public Sphere in Israel: Media Space and Cultural Resistance Middle East QuarterlySpring 2011
Covering the Intifada - How the Media Reported the Palestinian Uprising Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2005
Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq Middle East QuarterlyFall 2004
Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East Middle East QuarterlySummer 2003
Invisible Enemy: Israel, Politics, Media, and American Culture Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2002
Virtually Islamic: Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments Middle East QuarterlyFall 2001
New Media, New Politics?: From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1999
The U.S. Media and the Middle East: Image and Perception Middle East QuarterlyDecember 1995
Arabic Comic Strips: Politics of an Emerging Mass Culture Middle East QuarterlyMarch 1995
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
Qatar: U.S. Ally or Global Menace? February 7, 2019
My Battle for the Truth Against the French Establishment MEF WireOctober 12, 2010
The Palestinian Authority's Double Game: Preach Peace and Incite War MEF WireNovember 21, 2006
MEF in the Media
Title Publication Date
Daniel Pipes: Iranian Questions about Israel Press TV (not)August 4, 2023
MEF Fellow's Life at Risk after Turkish Doxxing Nordic MonitorOctober 17, 2022
Turkish Reporter to Israel Hayom: Islamists Have No Boundaries Israel HayomMarch 7, 2016
Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
NBC Hires Islamist-Linked Journalist with a History of Hate Islamist WatchOctober 5, 2020
CNN's Islamist Romance Islamist WatchNovember 27, 2017
Facebook Wants to Isolate Me Cynthiafarahat.comJanuary 1, 2017
The New York Times vs. Israel Arutz ShevaDecember 29, 2016
British Media's 'Useful Infidels' Rush to Defend Shariah BreitbartDecember 13, 2016
BBC 'Fixes' Munich Killer Article following Breitbart Exposé of Muslim Name Cover-Up BreitbartJuly 24, 2016
BBC Scrubs 'Ali' from Munich Killer's Name BreitbartJuly 23, 2016
Muslim Media Darling: Hitler Spared Some Jews 'So We'd Know Why He Killed Them' BreitbartMay 21, 2016
UC Riverside Magazine Gushes Over Celebrity Prof Reza Aslan Campus WatchOctober 23, 2015
Charlie Hebdo Editor: No More Mohammed Cartoons BreitbartJuly 17, 2015
NY Times Tries to Help Islam's 'Image' Problem Islamist WatchJune 16, 2015
Are ALL Muhammad Cartoons in Bad Taste? The Legal ProjectJune 5, 2015
YouTube Video 'Innocence of Muslims' Back in Business The Legal ProjectMay 31, 2015
Middle East Forum Radio
Title Publication Date
Clifford Smith on Al Jazeera, Qatar's Agent of Influence in the U.S. Middle East Forum RadioJanuary 28, 2020
Tommy Robinson: 'Our Free Speech and Our Rights Are Disappearing in the UK' Middle East Forum Sentry RadioJuly 10, 2019
Title Publication Date
Jim Hanson on Waging Lawful Warfare Against War Criminals Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 30, 2023
Benjamin Baird: Enough Talk! How Do We Counter Islamism Across America? Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 31, 2023
Jordan Cope: How Effective Are the Middle East's State-Run Media? Middle East Forum WebinarMay 12, 2023
Joseph Braude on 'Whispered in Gaza,' Silenced Voices Made Audible Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 13, 2023
Adam Levick on the BBC's Islamist Insiders Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 20, 2023
Gil Hoffman on New Developments in Media Coverage of Israel Middle East Forum WebinarFebruary 13, 2023
Nicholas Damask: A College Professor's Victory Over CAIR Middle East Forum WebinarJanuary 6, 2023
Richard Landes on Why Leftists Embrace Islamist Ideas about the West Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 5, 2022
Daniel Pipes, Cynthia Farahat, and Jonathan Schanzer: The Muslim Brotherhood, as Revealed in a New Book Middle East Forum WebinarNovember 18, 2022
Zuhdi Jasser on Islamists Vs. Muslim Reformists: How the Battle Has Evolved Since 9/11 Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 30, 2022
David Collier: What Explains Ireland's Extreme Antisemitism? Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 12, 2022
Hannah Baldock: How and Why the British Media Empowers Islamists Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 9, 2022
Clifford May: How Think Tanks Influence Policy in Washington, D.C. Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 25, 2022
Dexter Van Zile: Bad Journalism Fuels Western Islamists Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 8, 2022
Daniel Haqiqatjou: Why Islam Is the Solution to 'Liberalism' Middle East Forum WebinarMay 27, 2022
The Mullahs' Minions: Exposing the Iran Lobby in America, with Navid Mohebbi Middle East Forum WebinarApril 29, 2022
Kyle Shideler on Known Wolves: Federal Counterterrorism Slip-ups and the Need for State-Level Terrorism Laws Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 14, 2022
Ashley Rindsberg on the New York Times' False Narrative Middle East Forum WebinarMay 7, 2021
Peter A. Chew: Twitter Reveals Popular French Attitudes on Islamism Middle East Forum WebinarApril 29, 2021
Jonathan Spyer on Turkey's Attempt to Silence Him Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 7, 2020
Alberto Fernandez: Arabic TV Channels "Promote Poison" Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 1, 2020