Jennifer Tavares (TAH-VAH-rays) DeMaster is a Brazilian-American attorney, author, speaker, and media commentator specializing in national security, US foreign policy, constitutional law, and the Middle East. She is the author of “An American in Babylon” which chronicles her multiple travels throughout the Middle East as a woman and follower of Jesus. She is the President of Breedon Law International and Executive Director of DeMaster Media and the Praise Radio Network airing messages of hope and praise music throughout the Middle East.
She is a frequent commentator on radio and television networks throughout the world including Bloomberg News, i24 News, Newsmax, Fox News, USA Radio News and many others. Her articles and comments have been featured on Fox News, Huffington Post, Christianity Today, NPR, the Atlanta Journal Constitution involving issues such as national security, FISA court abuses, international criminal law, foreign policy, the Middle East, Islam, Christian persecution, and terrorism.
Jennifer narrated and co-wrote the groundbreaking documentary “Save the Christians: The Forgotten Refugees” produced by RNN Productions which premiered in 2018.
Jennifer has traveled extensively to the Middle East first as a nonprofit regional manager and then as a freelance journalist, author, and humanitarian to bring supplies, necessities, and a voice to the millions of Christians displaced or impoverished due to the oppressive Islamist entities surrounding them.
Jennifer’s front-lines research covers the situation in the Middle East from an eye witness experience and documents the ongoing threats to freedoms for Christians and other minority populations as well as their feelings towards the United States and our domestic issues at home.
She has been to the front lines of the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and worked with the Assyrian Church Bishop from Hassakah, Syria playing a role in the negotiations that led to the release of 42 child hostages in February 2016. She has since worked with Kurdistan Region government officials in Northern Iraq to ensure humanitarian and security protection for the victims of ISIS. Jennifer was present in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in 2017 when they participated in an independence referendum from the government in Baghdad when the central government shut down international flights. She had to escape through Dubai and Cairo before the last airline was grounded out of the region. She has met numerous times with fights against ISIS and Iranian militias throughout Northern Iraq and has gained extensive research on the reach of Iranian regime proxy wars and infiltration efforts against US interests in the region.
In addition to
advocating for human rights, Jennifer is the legal advisory board member to the
Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and helped edit and publish the first book
to debunk Sharia Law authored by Hasan Mahmoud of Toronto, Canada (previously
Bangladesh) whose research has single-handedly deradicalized former Islamist
villages. Jennifer previously worked for a Washington, DC-based nonprofit as
the Regional Manager for the Middle East in protecting and traveling to
persecuted minorities throughout the world and helped to set up employment
avenues in Egypt for the family
members of the 21 Christian men that were beheaded by ISIS in 2015.
Jennifer drafted the legal memorandum to the General Court of European Union providing legal basis to keep Hamas on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Jennifer has spoken at conferences on national security and conservative policies throughout the United States and Canada over the past 5 years. She has also worked for the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law where she helped combat human sex trafficking in several US states and was a keynote speaker at the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Annual Convention in 2014 and her worked helped pass two important pieces of legislation in Maryland and DC related to Confidential Informant laws in order to promote exposing trafficking crimes
Jennifer wrote the first journal article in 2014 providing the legal basis to label Islamic jihadist groups like ISIS as “genocidal” in nature and calling on the redefining of the term “terrorism” to promote International Courts with the justification to prosecute such groups for genocidal intent. Her work was rejected by 4 law reviews (including Georgetown) before being published by the Brazilian Journal of International Law. By 2016, the European Union, United Nations, and United States declared that ISIS was committing a genocide against Yazidis and Christians in Iraq and Syria and Jennifer was able to be part of the research team that presented the argument to Congress in 2016. Jennifer also authored the legal publication entitled “Why the Combination of Universal Jurisdiction and Political Lawfare Will Destroy the Sacred Sovereignty of States” outlining the use of NGO’s tied to terrorist organizations to undermine the State of Israel.
Jennifer received a certification in Islamic Studies and her BA in Political Science from Georgia State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law where she studied under US Attorney General John Ashcroft and President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow, as well as renowned litigator James Duane, author of “You Have the Right to Remain Innocent.” In 2015, Jennifer engaged in Capitol Hill advocacy against the passage of the JCPOA (known also as the “Iran Nuclear Deal”) due to its provisions providing nontransparent funding for Iranian proxy wars without ensuring rights for its civilian populations. Jennifer was informed by Senator Mark Warner’s National Security aid that they simply “did not have the legal knowledge to answer how the Iran Deal could ensure protections for the Iranian people in case of a breach.”
In 2016, Jennifer spoke before Canadian Parliament to discuss the failures of the United Nations and regional organizations with the modern threat of Islamic extremism.
Jennifer was a key panelist at Washington DC’s AwesomeCon convention where she spoke on the heroics of weaknesses by utilizing comic book heroes as analogies to people throughout our nation. Jennifer and her husband, Jon, specialize in radio and online content, network security and providing objective and factual US news analysis to radio stations throughout the world. They also created a faith-based radio station which utilizes the voices of the persecuted men and women Jennifer has worked with to share their stories throughout the area in a region where converts and those receiving dreams and visions often have no way to know that they are not alone. Jennifer was the former Miss Junior Florida and was 2nd Runner Up Miss Junior America. She was raised in Miami, Florida amongst proud conservative Cuban and Venezuelan legal immigrants and is the granddaughter of a Brazilian immigrant.
Jennifer currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, four beautiful stepchildren, dog, 3 cats, 8 llamas, and several cows. She is a debater, public speaker, and staunch advocate for absolute truth, exposing injustice, and advancing knowledge of global issues that effect the United States and discipleship across the globe.
Jennifer worked for the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law as well as the American Center for Law & Justice where she clerked in the international law department analyzing Middle East issues. At the Center for Global Justice, Jennifer performed legal work for organizations involved in combating human sex trafficking and was selected to speak at the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Annual Convention in 2014.
Jennifer received her BA in Political Science from Georgia State University and her JD from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach where she studied National Security and Constitutional Law from America’s most prestigious legal minds, including U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Litigator James Duane, author of “You Have the Right to Remain Innocent.” Jennifer provides legal analysis for topics involving international criminal law, human rights, and analysis on legal matters and has been a featured speaker for dozens of high-profile events throughout North America on topics involving human rights, terrorism, and law.