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Clarion’s award-winning films, seen by more than 85-million people, expose how radical Islamists use terrorism, murder, subjugation of women, indoctrination of children, religious persecution, genocide of minorities, widespread human rights abuses, nuclear proliferation and cultural jihad — to threaten the West.
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Ryan Mauro is Clarion Project’s Shillman Fellow and National Security Analyst. A professor of homeland security, counter-terrorism and political science, he consults to government agencies, and policy-makers.
Mauro has made over 1,000 appearances on international radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel, Al-Hurra, CCTV, Voice of America, Wall Street Journal Live, etc. He’s been widely published and quoted in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call and the Daily Caller.
He was originally hired as an international security analyst at age 16 for a maritime protection company. His research led to two speaking engagements at the International Intelligence Summit, billed as the most prestigious conference of its kind. The event’s material, including Mauro’s bio, was found inside Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound.
In 2012, his work caught the attention of the Muslim Brotherhood, which lashed out at him as “delusional” on its official English-language Twitter account.
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Raheel Raza is a member of the Clarion Project Advisory Board. She is president of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, a founding member of The Muslim Reform Movement, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award winning journalist, public speaker, and advocate for human rights.
Raheel speaks at places of worship, the private sector, school boards and government institutions. She has been invited to the Parliaments of Sweden, UK, Israel and to Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel is accredited with United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva through The Centre for Inquiry (CFI). She has received many awards for her work on women’s equality including the City of Toronto’s Constance Hamilton award.|
Raheel is the voice of Clarion’s short film By The Numbers and stars in Honor Diaries.
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Paula Kweskin is an attorney specializing in humanitarian and human rights law. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an LL.M in International Law and Human Rights from Hebrew University.
She is producer of Honor Diaries, an award-winning documentary on women’s rights and gender empowerment. Her upcoming film, Faithkeepers, tells personal stories of those affected by persecution in the Middle East.
Paula is founder/director of the Censored Women’s Film Festival. The first festival was held in 2015 in Washington, DC. The 2016 festival will be held in Berlin, and upcoming festivals are planned for NYC and LA.
Paula’s articles have appeared in the The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, CNN.com, The Jerusalem Post, and The Daily Beast.
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David Harris is editor in chief of Clarion Project. He’s reported from countries around the Middle East and North Africa for some of the world’s leading media outlets. Harris began his journalistic career with the BBC, taking in Reuters, Xinhua, Deutsche Welle and others along the way.
Harris has managed teams of journalists around the world in the post 9/11 era with a focus on the MENA region.
He is a sought-after lecturer and makes frequent appearances in the electronic and written media as a guest analyst. Harris has chaired numerous international conferences on Middle-Eastern affairs.
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