Islam's Role in the Terror War on America
Sep 15, 2006
Who: Elan Journo, junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute
What: A talk and Q & A explaining the role of Islam in the Terror War against America and Western civilization
Where: UC (University Center) Forum A, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
When: September 26, 2006, at 7:30 PM
The public and media are invited. Admission is FREE.
Summary: What motivated the slaughter of Americans on 9/11? What drives terrorism against America and the West? Experts and politicians insist that Islam is more-or-less irrelevant in explaining the terrorists' actions. But that is wrong, Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute will argue; the terrorists are motivated by their principled embrace of Islam. By considering the religion's central tenets--understood as the vast majority of Muslims understand and practice them--we can see how faith in Islam leads many Muslims to initiate aggression against the "infidel" West. This truth--however unpleasant it may be to some--has crucial implications for which regimes to target in the war and how properly to defeat the enemy.
Bio: Mr. Journo is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He specializes in foreign policy and the Middle East. His writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Sun Times, and the Globe and Mail of Canada. He is also a contributing writer for The Objective Standard, a quarterly journal of culture and politics. Mr. Journo has been a guest on numerous nationally syndicated radio programs.
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