Dear Friend of MEMRI,
This year, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) marks its 25th year of operations. We are writing to you as MEMRI President, Vice President, and Executive Director of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
#GivingTuesday – our nation's annual day of generosity, when we Americans recommit, through volunteering and charity, to causes important to us – falls this year on November 29. On this occasion, many Americans choose to support organizations that assist in U.S. defense and security and that provide insight and clarity on issues that are critical in these tumultuous times.
We recognize that you receive many end-of-year requests for support from nonprofit organizations, but we would be grateful if you could take the time to allow us to present our case for why we deserve your support in these difficult times.
In today's era of disinformation and "fake news," MEMRI research on the Arab and Muslim world – all its countries and their political, military, and religious leaders, trends within them, conflicts among them, and other key aspects – is vital to understanding the region. Our cutting-edge research on extremist and terrorist threats has led to investigations and arrests, in the U.S. and internationally.
MEMRI is one of the world's most productive nonprofit think tanks focusing on the Middle East and South Asia and on threats to the U.S. and the West. Our extensive research output equals or surpasses that of similar organizations many times our size with many times our budget.
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In all 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC, lawmakers, counterterrorism officials, law enforcement, and other first responders turn to MEMRI. In Congress, we meet regularly with staff of leading Republican and Democratic committee members. We provide our research to the White House and the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice, the National Counterterrorism Center, the TSA, and others. In the U.S. and worldwide, MEMRI research has prevented terrorist attacks. We assist academia, including 700+ universities and institutions of higher learning, in the U.S. and worldwide. MEMRI research is regularly used by leading U.S. print and broadcast media outlets – including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and CNN, as well as by leading foreign media across the world. Our research is also available free of charge to the general public. No one else does the work that we are doing.
As 2022 draws to a close, we are asking you today, as our reader, to help us continue our essential work. We cannot do this without you.
So far this year, MEMRI has published:
684 Special Dispatch translations
153 Inquiry and Analysis reports and Daily Briefs
751 MEMRI TV clips, with nearly 18 million views
1,039 emails of translations and research to readers like you.
Other MEMRI projects include: exposing hate-filled sermons in mosques across the U.S., Canada, and Europe; monitoring the threat of white supremacism and neo-Nazism online; amplifying the voices of reformists in the Middle East and South Asia; and monitoring, translating, and analyzing the Russian and Chinese media and following ideologies and strategies domestically as well as in their orbits and areas of influence, including in the Arab and Muslim world. MEMRI is assisting Western authorities on a daily basis in connection with all these issues and more.
This #GivingTuesday, please help MEMRI continue its crucial work in support of American freedom and security.