Bowe Bergdahl Dances With Wolves

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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The heavy price a deserter paid for idealizing the Taliban as the “Noble Savage.”

Jihadist Trophies of War

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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How the jihadist warrior achieves status and honor in Islamic holy war.

‘Jinn’ – Supernatural Thriller versus Real Life Horror

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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Why are all references to Islam scrubbed from a new film about an Islamic reality?

The Boston Black Widow

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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Where is Heda Umarova — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s longtime friend?

Jihadist Gang Graffiti

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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The hip, cool new medium of spreading the message of Islamic holy war.

Benghazi – The Signs of Al Qaeda

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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A review of the jihadist hand signs and graffiti that were used during the Benghazi attack.

Jihadist Murder MO

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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The Islamic symbolism behind the horrific killing of Britian’s Lee Rigby.

Jihadist Ritual Murder & Mutilation at the Mall

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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Sacred acts against the enemies of Islam revealed.

A New Muslim Brotherhood Symbol: R4BIA

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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The rebranding of jihad.

‘Branding Terror’ and the Art of Propaganda

Dawn Perlmutter Director and founder of Symbol & Ritual Intelligence and Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum is considered one of the leading subject matter experts (SME) in the areas of symbols, unfamiliar customs, ritualistic crimes and religious violence.


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A new book conceals the insidious nature of jihadist symbols.