I am pleased to announce that Alyssa Lappen is joining the Terror Finance Blog as a contributor in her own right. She has co-written many articles along with Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, which have appeared here and elsewhere. While she writes on many issues, she has proven an effective analyst of issues related to Sharia financing.
From her bio:
Alyssa A. Lappen is a U.S.-based investigative journalist focusing on the Middle East and related issues. Her work has appeared frequently in FrontPageMagazine.com, AmericanThinker.com and other internet and print journals.
Since October, 2005, a senior fellow at the American Center for Democracy (ACD), Alyssa A. Lappen is also a former senior editor of Institutional Investor, Working Woman and Corporate Finance and a former Associate Editor of Forbes.
Since 1998, more than 50 of Ms. Lappen’s poems have been published in print and online literary journals; She is the recipient of a Harvard Summer Poetry Prize and a chapbook award from Ruah: A Journal of Spiritual Poetry.
Alyssa A. Lappen can be contacted by email at email@example.com