Writings by Topic: Criminality

Press Releases
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Iranian Cyber Attack on MEF Fails News from the Middle East ForumSeptember 8, 2023
MEF Calls for Federal Investigations into Iranian Regime Pistachio Proxies News from the Middle East ForumAugust 18, 2023
San Diego Imam Evades MEF's $5,000 Offer for Information about 'Hate Crime' Attacker News from the Middle East ForumDecember 2, 2022
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Turkish Drug Trafficker Laundered Iranian Funds Through Breakaway Turkish Cyprus Nordic MonitorFebruary 23, 2024
No Remedy for Torture Victim Kidnapped by Turkish Intelligence, Held Captive at a Black Site Nordic MonitorFebruary 19, 2024
Did Qatar Buy Munich Security Conference as It Bought the 2022 World Cup? Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 13, 2024
ISIS Plot to Assassinate George Bush Reminds Us the Border Crisis Security Threat Is Real The New York PostFebruary 12, 2024
ISIS-K Exploits Turkey for Logistics, Fighter Transfers and Terror Attacks Nordic MonitorFebruary 12, 2024
Texas A&M Potentially Compromised U.S. Nuclear Security, Pulls Plug on Doha Campus The Jerusalem PostFebruary 12, 2024
Florida House Passes Bill Slamming Hamas-Linked CAIR JNSFebruary 11, 2024
The Spending in Erdogan's Secret Slush Fund Nearly Doubled in 2023 Nordic MonitorFebruary 8, 2024
Greeks' Opinion of Islam Falls with Influx of Muslim Migrants American ThinkerFebruary 7, 2024
Former Employee Defeats 'Powerful Organization' CAIR in Court, Fires Back With Suit of Her Own Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 5, 2024
'Europeans Will Succumb to Islam,' Says Former Intelligence Chief American ThinkerJanuary 25, 2024
Alleged Qatar Spy Operation Said to Have Targeted GOP Lawmakers Opposed to Muslim Brotherhood Fox NewsJanuary 20, 2024
Exclusive: Hamas, Islamic Jihad Accused of Using Child Soldiers in War Against Israel Fox NewsJanuary 3, 2024
Turkish Agents Spied on German NGO in Frankfurt, Secret Intelligence Report Reveals Nordic MonitorDecember 28, 2023
Cuba and Iran Are Still State Sponsors of Terrorism RealClear DefenseDecember 22, 2023
Turkey Set to Adopt New Legislation to Attract Foreign Currency, Sparking Concerns of Abuse by Criminals, Terrorists Nordic MonitorDecember 21, 2023
Turkish President's Son-in-Law Berat Albayrak Personally Authorized Torture at a Black Site Nordic MonitorDecember 17, 2023
Turkish Consulate in Canada Was Transformed into an Intelligence Hub, Secret Document Reveals Nordic MonitorDecember 14, 2023
Are Borders Back in Europe? The American MindDecember 12, 2023
Woke College's 'Professor of Peace' Ousted over Alleged War Crimes, Antisemitism and Sexual Misconduct Fox NewsDecember 12, 2023
Warning for Biden Admin as Europe Swings to the Right and Unfettered Migration Threatens Western Values Fox NewsDecember 9, 2023
Oberlin College Strips Iran's Ex-U.N. Envoy of Teaching Position Iran InternationalDecember 6, 2023
Congress Probes Princeton University over Professor's Alleged Ties to Iranian Regime Fox NewsNovember 19, 2023
Turkey Continues to Pursue a Revolving Door Policy for Release of ISIS Suspects Nordic MonitorNovember 16, 2023
The 'Confessions' of Elizabeth Tsurkov: Translation and Overview SubstackNovember 13, 2023
U.S. Investigates Ex-Iran Official at Oberlin College for Antisemitism Iran InternationalNovember 4, 2023
'Attachment A' Is a Roadmap to Hamas Enablers in the US — Is the FBI Paying Attention? The New York PostNovember 3, 2023
Berlin Informant Spies on Dissidents for Erdoğan Regime Nordic MonitorNovember 2, 2023
Biden Administration Secretly Let in Thousands of Unvetted Migrants from 'Countries of National Security Concern' The New York PostOctober 30, 2023
A Turkish General Who Commands the Second-Largest Law Enforcement Agency Is Linked to the Mafia Nordic MonitorOctober 29, 2023
Thousands of 'Special Interest Aliens' Posing Potential National Security Risks Entering via CBP One App Center for Immigration StudiesOctober 24, 2023
Detained Mobster Exposes Turkey's No-Questions-Asked Policy on Money Laundering Nordic MonitorSeptember 28, 2023
The Release of ISIS Suspects Gaining Momentum in Turkey, New Figures Reveal Nordic MonitorSeptember 21, 2023
Outrage as Iran President Prepares to Address UN: 'Wants to Kill American Citizens' Fox NewsSeptember 19, 2023
Iran Reaps Billions in Payments by Kidnapping Americans, Westerners Fox NewsSeptember 18, 2023
President Erdogan Recruited Antisemitic Turkish Cleric Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges Nordic MonitorSeptember 18, 2023
Extremist Turkish Cop Who Led Torture Sessions in Ankara Rewarded by Erdoğan Government Nordic MonitorSeptember 13, 2023
Turkish Intelligence Black Site for Secret Arms Transfers and Torture Chambers Exposed Nordic MonitorAugust 31, 2023
Foreign Manipulation in Our Midst: Qatar and the Legal Gambit to Silence Americans Focus on Western IslamismAugust 25, 2023
New Documents Indicate Qatari Conspiracy to Hide Materials from U.S. Courts Focus on Western IslamismAugust 25, 2023
Turkey's Chief of General Staff Created Secret Hit Squad for Extrajudicial Murders, Targeting Minorities Nordic MonitorAugust 24, 2023
Islamists in France and UK Call for Murder of FWI Contributor Focus on Western IslamismAugust 19, 2023
Iran's Pistachio Proxies Focus on Western IslamismAugust 17, 2023
Turkey Still on Financial Action Task Force's Grey List for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Nordic MonitorAugust 7, 2023
Germany Accuses Turkey of Running Intelligence Operations That Threaten the Country's Constitutional Order and Sovereignty Nordic MonitorAugust 2, 2023
Tsurkov Kidnapping Shows Who Really Runs Iraq The Jerusalem PostJuly 29, 2023
Turkey's Aggressive Spying Campaign in Foreign Countries Persists without Signs of Abating Nordic MonitorJuly 20, 2023
Georgetown's John Esposito, Part 1: A Terrorist's Best Friend Investigative Project on TerrorismJuly 11, 2023
The Treasonous Story of a U.S. Soldier Turned Jihadist The FederalistJuly 11, 2023
The Disappearance of Princeton Student Elizabeth Tsurkov in Iraq SubstackJuly 10, 2023
A Two-State Solution for a Terminally Ill France Arutz ShevaJuly 5, 2023
Tehran Slaps America's Face as Biden's 'Deal' Moves Forward Creative Destruction MediaJuly 4, 2023
Sweden: The La La Land of Immigration Arutz ShevaJune 28, 2023
Former FBI Analyst Exposed America to Jihadists Creative Destruction MediaJune 28, 2023
America's New Export: Islamism The Sunday Guardian (India)June 25, 2023
Turkish Intel Kidnapping Critics in Europe Nordic MonitorJune 23, 2023
Turkey's New Intel Chief Ibrahim Kalin Tied to al-Qaeda Financer Nordic MonitorJune 12, 2023
Congressman Urges DOJ Probe of Tehran-Endorsed 'Mapping Project' Fox NewsJune 11, 2023
Beware of Turkey's Diplomatic Service -- Spymaster Now in Charge Nordic MonitorJune 8, 2023
Insider: Erdoğan Has Made Billions from Bribes and Kickbacks Nordic MonitorJune 1, 2023
UK Attempts a Crackdown on Prison Islamism; Enforcement Doubted Focus on Western IslamismMay 26, 2023
UN: Turkey is Europe's Cocaine Hub Nordic MonitorMay 25, 2023
Syria and Captagon: An Assessment Middle East ForumMay 25, 2023
SCOTUS: Turkish Bank Not Immune from U.S. Prosecution for Iran Sanctions Violations Nordic MonitorApril 27, 2023
Erdoğan, Zelensky, and the Tortured Arms Dealer – A Story of Turkish 'Justice' Nordic MonitorApril 10, 2023
Erdoğan's Turkey Has Become a Conduit to Bust Iran Sanctions Nordic MonitorMarch 27, 2023
Turkish Corruption Palooza, Earthquake Edition Gatestone InstituteMarch 24, 2023
Senior Turkish Army General Implicated in 2002 Assassination Nordic MonitorMarch 20, 2023
Turkey's Spy and Informant Network in the West: A Case Study Nordic MonitorMarch 8, 2023
Turkey Runs Secret Ops from Northern Cyprus Airport Nordic MonitorMarch 2, 2023
Tehran Regime Targets U.S. Homeland -- Kill Lists and Kidnappings Fox NewsMarch 1, 2023
Earthquake Unveils Turkey's Many Ugly Faces Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2023
Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled Says Ex-Lebanon PM Was a PFLP Operative The Jerusalem PostFebruary 23, 2023
Turkish Company Launders Funds for Hamas, Defies U.S. Sanctions Nordic MonitorFebruary 22, 2023
Turkish Intel Conducting PSYOPs to Save Erdoğan after Quake Nordic MonitorFebruary 16, 2023
Amnesty International Report Calls Out Tehran-Tied Oberlin Professor Fox NewsFebruary 15, 2023
UK Organizations Fundraise for Gazan Hamas Charity Run by Killers Focus on Western IslamismFebruary 15, 2023
Erdoğan's Bad Governance Exacerbates Turkey Quake Disaster Nordic MonitorFebruary 11, 2023
Azerbaijan Teams with Turkish Intel to Extradite Dissident; UN Cries Foul Nordic MonitorFebruary 9, 2023
Turkey Released Two-Thirds of ISIS Detainees, Sent over 1,000 ISIS Jihadists to Europe Nordic MonitorFebruary 6, 2023
Erdoğan Turns Turkey's Foreign Ministry into his Personal Intelligence Arm Nordic MonitorFebruary 2, 2023
Turkey Running Covert Ops in U.S., Canada, and Europe Nordic MonitorFebruary 1, 2023
The Empty Promise of 'Rigorous Security Vetting' in New Migrant Border-Crossing Program Center for Immigration StudiesJanuary 26, 2023
Turkey's Elections Are Not Just Turkey's Gatestone InstituteJanuary 26, 2023
Turkish Intel Agency MIT Responsible for 2015 Murder of Downed Russian Pilot in Syria Nordic MonitorJanuary 19, 2023
Turkey's Aggressive Spying Activities on German Soil Continue, Secret Document Reveals Nordic MonitorJanuary 16, 2023
Irreligious Islamism: Andrew Tate's Arrest Highlights a Growing Radical Divide Focus on Western IslamismJanuary 9, 2023
Another Reminder That White Supremacists Aren't the Only Threat to the Homeland National ReviewJanuary 8, 2023
Qatar Corruption Scandal Engulfs European Parliament The Jerusalem PostDecember 14, 2022
Islamists Manhandle Journalist for Questioning San Diego Imam About 'Hate Crime' Focus on Western IslamismDecember 2, 2022
Turkish Journalist Serving 297 Years in Prison for Criticizing Erdoğan and Jihadists Nordic MonitorNovember 30, 2022
Turkish Delight: Depravity in Northern Cyprus Nordic MonitorNovember 28, 2022
Turkish Spying Operation in Greece Revealed Nordic MonitorNovember 16, 2022
Tehran Targeting Dissidents all Over the World The Jerusalem PostNovember 14, 2022
Al-Qaeda Linked Erdoğan Agent Stirs Up Trouble in Sweden Nordic MonitorNovember 7, 2022
Al Qaeda-Linked Lawyer Could Become Next Los Angeles City Attorney Focus on Western IslamismNovember 4, 2022
Update: Turkey Continues to Spy on Critics Abroad in 2022 Nordic MonitorNovember 3, 2022
Turkish Officials Spy on Dissidents in U.S. Using DHS Website Nordic MonitorNovember 2, 2022
Waiting on CAIR's Explanation of San Diego 'Hate Crime Story' Focus on Western IslamismNovember 2, 2022
Is Erdoğan About to Get His Comeuppance? Gatestone InstituteNovember 1, 2022
Turkish Intel Ran Antisemitic Websites, Financed by Erdoğan's Family Nordic MonitorOctober 31, 2022
Record Number of Suspected Terrorists Crossed the U.S.–Mexico Border NewsweekOctober 28, 2022
Is This Immigrant Muslim Stronghold in Michigan America's Election Fraud Capital? Focus on Western IslamismOctober 25, 2022
A Conservative-Islamist Alliance; Part 2: The Changing Politics of American Islam Focus on Western IslamismOctober 25, 2022
Turkish-Pakistanti Cyber Army Targets U.S. Nordic MonitorOctober 24, 2022
Did a Muslim Preacher in San Diego Stage a Hate Crime against Himself? Focus on Western IslamismOctober 16, 2022
Erdoğan's Judiciary Goes Easy on Jihadists in Turkey Nordic MonitorOctober 6, 2022
Erdoğan Allows Iran's Ally Hizbullah to Operate in Turkey -- Monitoring NATO Installations Nordic MonitorOctober 3, 2022
FWI Investigation Sparks Congressional Inquiry into Oberlin Professor Mahallati Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 29, 2022
U.S. Designated Key Operatives of IRGC Quds Force Who Work with Turkey's Intelligence Chief Nordic MonitorSeptember 26, 2022
Mosque Founder Says Muslims Should Pray for West's Destruction: Will Pittsburgh's Mayor Honor Him? Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 14, 2022
Erdoğan Seeks Putin's Financial Help Ahead of Turkish Elections Nordic MonitorSeptember 13, 2022
Iran and Russia Use Turkish Banks to Avoid Sanctions Nordic MonitorSeptember 7, 2022
DeSantis Accuses CAIR of Deception, Ousts It from Florida Program Focus on Western IslamismSeptember 1, 2022
Erdoğan Allows Al-Qaeda in Syria to Use Turkish Banking System Nordic MonitorSeptember 1, 2022
Erdoğan Blocks Visits by UN Human Rights Group Nordic MonitorAugust 25, 2022
Harvard Replaces Michigan Mayor Accused of Election Fraud from Voting Rights Panel Focus on Western IslamismAugust 21, 2022
Erdoğan Forms Alliance with Turkish Hizbullah, Releasing its Prisoners Nordic MonitorAugust 18, 2022
Congressional Candidates Withdraw from Event at Jihadist Mosque Focus on Western IslamismAugust 15, 2022
Erdoğan Purges Turkish Intel to Hide Corrupt Tehran Ties Nordic MonitorAugust 15, 2022
'Death to Blasphemers': Islam's Ancient War on Critics of Muhammad The StreamAugust 14, 2022
Why the Media Ignores Islamist Mayor's Racism and Apparent Election Fraud The FederalistAugust 8, 2022
Erdoğan Murders Renowned U.S. Kurdish Ally in Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2022
Erdoğan's Courts Free ISIS Terrorists Nordic MonitorJuly 21, 2022
Associates of Erdoğan Defrauded Ukraine of $5 Million in Arms in a Con Deal Nordic MonitorJuly 14, 2022
Turkey: Advocating for Alliances with the U.S. and Israel Can Be Criminal Nordic MonitorJuly 12, 2022
Exclusive: Islamist Hamtramck Mayor's Bigotry and Apparent Voter Fraud Focus on Western IslamismJuly 7, 2022
Erdoğan 's AKP Provides Cover for Organized Crime Figure from Iran Nordic MonitorJuly 7, 2022
Turkish President Erdoğan's Cronies Defrauded Czech Bank of Over 400 Million Euros Nordic MonitorJune 30, 2022
Erdoğan Sheltering Saadi Qadhafi from UN, INTERPOL Nordic MonitorJune 15, 2022
Erdoğan Secured the Release of a Convicted Jihadist Who Was Serving a Life Sentence in the UAE Nordic MonitorJune 13, 2022
Cocaine Trafficking Case of Erdoğan Associate Appears to Be a Tactic to Deflect Pressure Nordic MonitorJune 2, 2022
Turkish President Erdoğan's Operative in the U.S. Busted on Fraud Charges Nordic MonitorJune 1, 2022
Will Erdogan Trade Sweden and Finland for Support to Invade Syria? Nordic MonitorMay 24, 2022
The Dhimmitude of the West: A New Trajectory? Markdurie.comDecember 1, 2021
Brazil Seizes 1.3 Tons of Cocaine on Jet Linked to Turkey's President Nordic MonitorAugust 11, 2021
Congressman: Start Criminal Probe vs SF State U The Washington ExaminerOctober 8, 2020
Turkish Media Mogul Turgay Ciner Worked with US-indicted Iran Sanctions Buster Nordic MonitorMarch 5, 2020
Western Governments Play a Key Role in Successful Honor Killing Escapes The Investigative Project on TerrorismFebruary 11, 2020
Smugglers of Mideast Migrants to US Busted in Brazil The Center for Immigration StudiesAugust 27, 2019
Shariah Law Makes a Comeback in Ontario The Toronto SunJune 11, 2019
CAIR Settles Claim It Preyed on Fellow Muslims The Daily WireJune 10, 2019
How to Reduce the Threat of Released Jihadis The FederalistMay 30, 2019
Central American Countries Are Helping Middle Easterners Illegally Enter the United States The FederalistJanuary 2, 2019
Strasbourg Attack Fits Previous Model of Criminal-Terror Nexus in Europe The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2018
Middle East Studies Profs Gone Bad American ThinkerOctober 11, 2017
Fake Anti-Muslim Backlash Independent Journal ReviewMarch 9, 2017
How American Charities Fund Terrorism The National ReviewJanuary 12, 2017
The Peril in Paroling Jihadists The HillAugust 3, 2016
Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime in Germany BreitbartMay 23, 2016
For Turkey's Erdoğan, There Are Bad and Not-so-bad Executions Hürriyet Daily NewsMay 18, 2016
How Academia Whitewashes Muslim Honor Killings The New York PostFebruary 22, 2016
Islamism Responsible for More U.S. Murders than 'Right-Wing' Extremism Independent Journal ReviewJanuary 14, 2016
America's Hidden Jihad The Washington TimesDecember 22, 2015
Unequal Justice: UK Favouring Muslims Over Non-Muslims In Court BreitbartOctober 8, 2015
Is Falsely Claiming Food Is Halal a Federal Crime? The American ThinkerJuly 15, 2015
In Turkey, Bribes Paid but Not Taken Hürriyet Daily NewsMarch 18, 2015
Turkey's Culture of Misogyny The Gatestone InstituteFebruary 24, 2015
Model Awareness: Cosmo UK's Bold Honor Killing Cover BreitbartJanuary 20, 2015
Philadelphia and the Burqa Bandits PJ MediaJune 27, 2012
The Deceits of Bridges TV Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2009
L.A.'s Thwarted Terror Spree New York SunSeptember 6, 2005
Saudis Import Slaves to America New York SunJune 16, 2005
[Abdurahman Alamoudi:] A Slick Islamist Heads to Jail New York SunAugust 3, 2004
Something Rotten in Denmark? New York PostAugust 27, 2002
[Jamil Al-Amin:] A Muslim O.J. New York PostJanuary 7, 2002
The Curious Case of Jamil Al-Amin American SpectatorNovember-December 2001
Islamists - Not Who They Say They Are Jerusalem PostMay 9, 2001
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
Title Publication Date
Hezbollah, a Worldwide Criminal Organization Middle East QuarterlySummer 2023
Radicalizing in the Name of Islam Middle East QuarterlyFall 2019
When Women Commit Honor Killings Middle East QuarterlyFall 2015
Increased Drug Trafficking from Iran Middle East QuarterlyFall 2013
Reviews
Title Publication Date
The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism's Prison Connection Middle East QuarterlySummer 2012
MEF in the Media
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Pipes: Ukrainian Refugees vs. Non-Western Migrants: The Need for Cultural Zones David Horowitz Freedom CenterNovember 12, 2022
Jihadists at the Gate: U.S. Open Border Policy and the Security Crisis The Washington Outsider ReportJune 14, 2022
Gregg Roman on 'Lone Wolf' Terrorism and Ohio State The Mike Siegel ShowNovember 29, 2016
Middle East Forum Blog
Title Publication Date
Report: UK Authorities 'Turning a Blind Eye' to Muslim Electoral Fraud BreitbartAugust 11, 2016
Islamic State Treatise on the Syrian Education System: Translation & Analysis Aymennjawad.orgMarch 12, 2016
Report: German Cops Warned about Muslim Sex Assault Spree BreitbartMarch 9, 2016
Why Are So Many Muslims in Prison? Islamist WatchAugust 30, 2015
Middle East Forum Radio
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Paul Stott on Islamist Radicalization in the United Kingdom Middle East Forum RadioMarch 5, 2020
Webinars
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Nizar Zakka on Iran and Hostage Diplomacy Middle East Forum WebinarOctober 6, 2023
Emanuele Ottolenghi on Iranian Operations in Latin America Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 23, 2022
Ahnaf Kalam on Uthman ibn Farooq: Hate Crime Victim or Hoaxer? Middle East Forum WebinarDecember 2, 2022
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: Waging the Battle to Bankrupt the Jihad Middle East Forum WebinarNovember 28, 2022
Hannah Baldock: How and Why the British Media Empowers Islamists Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 9, 2022
Susannah Johnston: Tehran's Man at Oberlin College Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 1, 2022
Keith Rothfus on the Need for "Moral Leadership" in Washington to Disrupt Terror Financing Middle East Forum WebinarJuly 23, 2021