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 National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project, an educational organization focused on Islamist extremism and providing a platform for Muslim voices against it. Their films like “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” “Iranium,” and “Honor Diaries,” which Ryan was an executive producer of, have been seen by over 50 million people.

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Ryan is also a consultant to various government agencies, political campaigns, and policy-makers, and is a Professor of homeland security and counter-terrorism.

Mauro has made over 1,000 appearances on radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel. He’s been widely published and quoted by outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call, the Daily Caller, FrontPage Magazine, PJ Media, and the peer-reviewed journal, Middle East Quarterly.

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Ryan 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. He has served as a strategic analyst for the Wikistrat Consultancy and as an intelligence analyst and director of the Asymmetric Warfare and Intelligence Center.

 

Mauro has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies, Master’s 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.

His work has been referenced in the House of Representatives and Senate Homeland Security Committee, and he has participated in strategy sessions led by Senator Ted Cruz and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He has also briefed the Department of Defense’s Joint Threat Defeat Agency.
Mauro has a direct education in radical Islamic ideology from receiving an Islamic Studies Certificate in 2015 from Islamic Online University, a school led by Islamist extremists.
In 2012, Mauro’s work caught the attention of the Muslim Brotherhood, who lashed out at him, referring to him as “delusional,” with its official English-language Twitter account.

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