The Jihad Still Threatens America
Even as many Americans grow complacent, the enemy that struck us on 9/11 grows stronger. Eight years since that fateful Tuesday, the enemy--the Islamic totalitarian movement--stands undefeated and continues to threaten our lives and our freedom, from overseas and from within.
In Afghanistan and Pakistan, the resurgent Taliban and their Islamist allies are waging a fierce comeback. They are actively fomenting plots against America and the West. The Islamist regime in Iran--which began the anti-American holy war decades prior to 9/11--appears poised to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, within America and the West, there is an overlooked drive by pro-Islamist activist groups to impose Islamic law--without guns or bombs--in the West. Their incremental advances would subvert our freedom of speech and the very foundations of our political system.
What is the Islamic totalitarian movement? What are its goals and means? Why, despite America's military response to 9/11, does it remain a threat to us? What can be done to counter this menace--at home and overseas? These are some of the urgent questions that panelists Robert Spencer and Elan Journo will address.
Bio: Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, is author of nine books on Islam, including two bestsellers. He has led seminars for the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.
Bio: Elan Journo Elan Journo is a fellow with the Ayn Rand Institute focusing on foreign policy. He is the editor of and chief contributor to Winning the Unwinnable War: America's Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. His writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Globe and Mail of Canada.
Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00 PM
New York University Cantor Film Center
36 East Eighth Street; New York, NY 10003 (between Greene and Washington Square East)
(Map available at http://www.nyu.edu/v40extras/nyumap.pdf)
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