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*JIHAD & TERRORISM PROJECT: This project provides research about Islamist ideology and Islamist organizations that threaten the West, and also monitors groups that educate and preach jihad and martyrdom in mosques, school systems, and the media.
*REFORM PROJECT: This project monitors advocates of reform in the Arab and Muslim world, and the obstacles that they face in advancing their cause. The goal of this project is to provide reformists with a platform from which they can reach out to their societies and to religious, political, and educational leaders while also providing Western policy makers with a solid basis for long-term strategic plans aimed at supporting this effort.
*ANTISEMITISM DOCUMENTATION PROJECT: The Antisemitism Documentation Project documents antisemitic themes in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu, and Turkish newspaper reports, editorials, and other media sources. This project, maintains the largest archive in the world of translated material from the Middle East from the past decade.
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*THE URDU & PASHTU TRANSLATION PROJECT: Following our research and translations from Arabic, Farsi and Turkish, MEMRI began last year to produce translations from the Urdu and Pashtu languages, enabling us to provide material from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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