Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West

Islamism in World Politics as a Challenge to the West Bassam Tibi July 20, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Bassam Tibi is Professor emeritus of International Relations. Until his retirement in 2009, he taught at the University of Goettingen … Continue reading



Update on Sudan: The Christian-Muslim Nexus

Update on Sudan: The Christian-Muslim Nexus Bishop Macram Max Gassis June 18, 2010 Watch his speaker playlist here Bishop Macram Max Gassis served as the head of the El Obeid Diocese, which includes the Nuba Mountains and Abyei in Sudan, … Continue reading



The Making (and Unmaking) of a Jihadist Mind

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid is a thinker and reformer who was at one time an Islamic extremist. While still in medical school, he was recruited as a member of al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, the most violent Jihadi … Continue reading



Closing of the Muslim Mind

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has taught at National Defense University (2007), and served in the Office of The Secretary of … Continue reading



Deciphering the Middle East: Why the U.S. Usually Gets it Wrong

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Robert R. Reilly spoke to the Military History Legion at The University Club on February 9. Reilly is the Director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years of government service, he has … Continue reading



The History of Jihad

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The … Continue reading



Wael Farouq: Arab Identities and Tribal Culture

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker In his new book, Egyptian scholar Wael Farouq addresses such issues as tribal culture in Arab identity, the invention of the Caliphate, and the history and the role of the fatwā, including an analysis of what … Continue reading



Daniel Brubaker

Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Daniel Brubaker, PhD, is a scholar of Qurʾan manuscripts of the 7th-10th centuries AD, the earliest period of the book’s existence. He defended his doctoral dissertation titled “Intentional Changes in Qurʾan Manuscripts” and was awarded his PhD … Continue reading



Immigration and the Preservation of European Culture

Watch his speaker playlist Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán stated at the end of last year: “we can say that for as long as the national government leads the country, we shall work intelligently, calmly but uncompromisingly to ensure that our homeland remains … Continue reading



The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology

About the speaker Author Ibn Warraq‘s most recent book is The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology. In it, he takes the dogmas of jihadists seriously and critically examines the Islamic sources upon which they draw. … Continue reading