Ryan Mauro

NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT • HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

“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.”

"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."

PHILIP HANEY

FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (DHS-CBP) • DHS “WHISTLEBLOWER,” WHO WAS COMMENDED FOR IDENTIFYING 300 POSSIBLE TERRORIST SUSPECTS

"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”

"Ryan Mauro is one of the best and brightest national security experts."

SEAN HANNITY

HOST OF “HANNITY,” ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL

"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 • AUTHOR OF “A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF ISLAM: AN AMERICAN MUSLIM PATRIOT’S FIGHT TO SAVE HIS FAITH.”

“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 RANKING SOVIET BLOC INTELLIGENCE OFFICER TO DEFECT TO THE WEST

“[Ryan Mauro] knows foreign affairs like I know awkward stares.”

GREG GUTFELD

FORMER HOST OF RED EYE

“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

ABOUT RYAN MAURO

Ryan Mauro is the Director of the Clarion Intelligence Network, a group that tracks extremist activity throughout the world, and regularly provides information to law enforcement and policymakers.

Though primarily focused on Islamist extremism, Mauro’s work at CIN includes providing intelligence on “left-wing” and “right-wing” extremists such as anarchists, white supremacists, communists, cults, and hostile foreign-influence operations.

Mauro’s group is a division of the Clarion Project, a non-profit educational organization where he serves as the National Security Analyst. The Clarion Project has produced the documentaries “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Iranium,” “Honor Diaries,” and its most recent film, “Faithkeepers,” about the persecution of Christians and other minorities. Clarion’s films have been seen by over 50 million people.

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Mauro was an adjunct professor for 6 years at Liberty University and Regent University, teaching homeland security and counter-terrorism. He has instructed hundreds of members of law enforcement, the intelligence community, and the military.

He has made over 2,000 media appearances on media networks both Left and the Right, including frequent appearances on FOX News Channel and Arab television. He’s been widely published and quoted by outlets like The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill and Roll Call, and his work has been referenced in the House of Representatives and Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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Mauro was originally hired as an international security analyst when he was 16 years old. Shortly after, 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 Usama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound.

Mauro has learned the ideology of radical Islam directly by earning a certificate in Islamic Studies from an online extremist school based overseas. He independently advises U.S. government agencies, counter-terrorism personnel, policymakers, congressional offices, and political campaigns for both major parties.

 

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies, a Master’s degree in Political Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, all from American Military University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a Homeland Security specialization from Walden University.

His research trips have repeatedly brought him to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel.

In addition to his national security work, he is also the President of the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, a non-profit research foundation that researches possible reconciliations between Biblical history and modern understandings of science and archaeology.

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