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Dangerous Embrace: The United States and the Islamists

Tuesday, May 22nd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
20 F Street NW Conference Center, Washington DC

The Fallacy of the Islamist Road to Democracy and Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

Robert R. Reilly

Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council & Former Director, Voice of America

Subversion and Censorship: Recent Changes to Counter-Terrorism Training

Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka

Military Affairs Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies & Council for Emerging National Security Affairs

Truth in Analysis: The Real Threat and How to Respond

Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo

Chairman, Westminster Institute & Adjunct Professor, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

The Administration has adopted the position that it can work with Islamists—those who advocate a prominent political and legal role for Islam.  This decision is having far-reaching consequences at home and abroad.  Islamists have been brought into the innermost circles of America’s national security institutions; counter-terrorism training has been drastically curtailed in order to remove all mention of religion; and abroad the United States is supporting fundamentalist parties and ignoring those who are persecuted or who suffer as a result. This half-day conference will examine in detail the United States’ increasing cooperation with Islamists at home and abroad and will make the case why America’s freedom is threatened by this dangerous embrace.


Robert Reilly has also spoken at Westminster on the subjects of:

The Closing of the Muslim Mind (October 17, 2016)

Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong (February 9, 2016)

Information Operations: Successes and Failures (September 6, 2013)

Dangerous Embrace: The United States and the Islamists (May 22, 2012)

The Challenge of Islam to the Catholic Church (February 4, 2010)

 

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