Ismail Royer is a former public relations representative for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Although Royer's public writings called for peaceful coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims, in January 2004 he pleaded guilty to weapons and explosives charges in the prosecution of an alleged Islamic terrorist network in Virginia. 
In a written statement to the court, Royer said he had learned some "painful lessons" and took "full responsibility for (his) actions. The ends never justify the means and I am painfully aware of that today," he said before being sentenced to 20 years in prison.
- Ismail Royer, 'Pro-Democracy' Think Tank is Front for Israeli Lobby, antiwar.com, September 26, 2002. Royer criticizes the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and the Saudi Institute, calling them part of "the neocon campaign to smear the Saudi government and Saudi-based Islamic groups."
- "Va.-based Terror Members Plead Guilty," USA Today, January 16, 2004.
- "Ismail Royer: Statement on Sentencing," A True Word (weblog founded by Royer), April 26, 2004.
- "CAIR's Legal Tribulations," Daniel Pipes weblog.