Sam Westrop

Sam Westrop is director of Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. He is a fellow of the

Gatestone Institute, Freedom Association, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and the American

Islamic Forum for Democracy. He writes on the subject of extremism, radicalization and terror finance, and has published in dozens of newspapers and online publications based in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Along with his frequent appearances on radio and television, on stations that include the BBC and Al Jazeera, he is the author of Hidden in Plain Sight: Deobandis, Islamism and British Multiculturalism Policy, which was published as part of an edited book by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. His work has been cited in the British Parliament and Congress and by prominent thinktanks around the world.