Testimonials – Ryan Mauro



“[One of] the best and brightest national security experts.”

Sean Hannity on “Hannity,” FOX News Channel


“While Ryan and I often disagree in our basic world views when he comes on my show, I have always respected his intellect and the quality of his research.”

Thom Hartmann, #1 progressive talk show host in America.


“He knows foreign affairs like I know awkward stares.”

Greg Gutfeld on “Red Eye,” FOX News Channel


“With my experience as a former double-agent inside Al-Qaeda for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence, I can tell you that Ryan Mauro is at the level of the many terrorism experts and intelligence personnel I’ve met. He hits the nail on the head and has the guts to speak frankly.”

Morten Storm, former jihadist who helped lead the CIA to Anwar al-Awlaki; author of the best-selling “Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al-Qaeda.”


“Ryan Mauro is a leading counter-terrorism expert who not only understands the threat of radical Islamists, but has also dedicated a good portion of his work to highlighting the work of anti-Islamist Muslims. His focus on our work, the work of reformist Muslims, has earned the respect of many of us who are working from within to defeat the ideology of Islamism.”

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American-Islamic Forum for Democracy and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.”


“Ryan Mauro is a truly independent, non-partisan resource for research and analysis. He provides fact-based commentary without the political spin. Ryan is not liberal or conservative; with Ryan, it is all about the policy, not the politics.”

Crane Durham, host of “Nothing but Truth”


“The most consistently enriching guest in my rolodex. A one-man intelligence shop. He ought to be Secretary of State.”

Barry Farber, Talkers Magazine’s ninth greatest talk host of all time


“I think people sense what’s happening but they don’t have anything comparable to the knowledge base that you have assembled here on this threat in our country…The country owes you a real expression of thanks.”

Lou Dobbs, host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” FOX Business Network


“The precocious teenager I once knew is now an authoritative force in the field of counterterrorism, and one of the most knowledgeable connoisseurs of Islamic terrorism.”

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest Soviet Bloc intelligence officer to defect to the West


“A brilliant investigative reporter and expert on Islamism.”

Frank Gaffney, Reagan Administration Assistant Secretary of Defense and President of the Center for Security Policy


“Ryan Mauro is among America’s most tenacious investigators of the phenomenon of radical Islam.”

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, Muslim author and Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism


“Ryan Mauro’s work has been instrumental in giving a platform to Muslim reformers who challenge Islamism. I don’t think we’d be where we are at and have the momentum we have now without his support and that of the Clarion Project. There is no question about Mauro’s capacity as a speaker on Islamist extremism.”

Shireen Qudosi, founder editor of “The Qudosi Chronicles: The Voice of Muslim Reformers”


“For the past 10 years, I have carefully followed Ryan Mauro’s superb scholarship. In particular, I found his analysis of both Middle East affairs and of Muslim Brotherhood front groups not only remarkably insightful but also dependably accurate and consistently informative. I have always considered Ryan to be a gifted colleague with few equals, whether in the civilian world or within the law enforcement/intelligence community.

On many occasions, I referred to his articles for insight and perspective, while developing a series of complex, long-term counter-terrorism cases, which often included hundreds of individuals and/or affiliated organizations.

I can’t overstate how many times I was encouraged that there were younger specialists like Ryan Mauro, who were out there, doing their own crucial part to help protect our country from threats, both foreign and domestic.”

Philip Haney, Founding Member of the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (DHS-CBP), Homeland Security “whistleblower” who was commended for identifying 300 possible terrorist suspects.


“Ryan Mauro spoke at the International Intelligence Summit I led in 2006 and 2007, alongside former directors of intelligence agencies and top experts in the field when he was less than 20 years old. My executive-director introduced him as being known as the ‘Doogie Howser of the national security and intelligence community.’

After his presentation, I told the audience it was the best presentation I’ve seen in the three years of holding the event. As a life-long Democrat and Justice Department prosecutor, I especially appreciated his non-partisan analysis and ability to see value in different perspectives. I admire his integrity and trustworthiness.

Since then I have followed his career with interest and enthusiasm.  His ability to absorb, analyze and communicate is most unusual.  In twenty years people might be calling him the Walter Cronkite of the intelligence community.”

John Loftus, President of the Intelligence Summit and former Justice Dept. prosecutor who held some of the highest security clearances in the world.


“Delusional…Scaremonger! Spread hate somewhere else.”

Tweet from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in response to Mauro’s research into its extremism



Tweet from a member of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)