I’ve been eagerly awaiting this announcement from ARI for weeks!
The Jihad Against the West: The Real Threat and the Right Response
A three-day conference event including a lecture by Yaron Brook at the Ford Hall Forum Boston, Massachusetts, October 20-22, 2006
- DANIEL PIPES, director of the Middle East Forum
- YARON BROOK, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute
- FLEMMING ROSE, culture editor of Jyllands-Posten
- ROBERT SPENCER, director of Jihad Watch
- PETER SCHWARTZ, author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America
- JOHN LEWIS, assistant professor of history, Ashland University
Al-Qaeda. Hezbollah. Islamic Jihad. The Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas … In Lebanon, Syria and Egypt; in Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia; in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, in Pakistan and Afghanistan–in almost every country from the Middle East to the Far East a gang of Islamic terrorists is fighting to advance its own “holy” cause. So many groups have declared jihad that it’s hard to keep them all straight–or even to know how seriously to take each of them.
But the threat to the West is deadly serious. We only have to remember Sept. 11 to understand that.
Some analysts have declared that we have entered an “Age of Terror” and that there is no way to permanently eliminate these violent groups. But is the West really ready to concede victory so easily? Despite their sectarian differences, is there a common goal amongst the assorted terrorist groups? Who are they and what do they actually want? What accounts for the seemingly renewed sense of purpose amongst so many of them? What can and must the West do to ensure victory? Is peace possible?
Join us for a special conference to discuss “The Jihad Against the West.” A distinguished panel of Middle East experts has been assembled to answer the most important questions of our time. While the experts will answer these complex questions from different points of view, they all agree on one thing: the real threat is Islamic totalitarianism and the right response necessitates engaging in a principled, ideological battle to defend the West from the jihad declared against it
Events will take place at Tufts University, Boston’s World Trade Center and Faneuil Hall, concluding with a lecture by Yaron Brook at the Ford Hall Forum.
For more information: http://www.objectivistconferences.com/fordhall06/
As you can tell from the speakers, this conference will be of interest to a far wider audience than Objectivists. So spread the word!