Terrorism: a political, military danger or a cultural, ideological challenge?

ISIS is not merely a terrorist organization, it is a malicious idea. ISIS and Al Qaeda have the same ideological underpinning. We need to confront this pernicious thinking with an enlightened, open-minded thought – one that accepts The Other and … Continue reading



How to Define ISIS and How Morocco is Fighting It

ISIS is a cult – a very specific type of cult The media and the current U.S. administration have struggled since 2014 to define ISIS. Some have said they are not Islamic at all, which, while well-meaning, seems to fail … Continue reading



Sebastian Gorka: A New American Strategy

A New American Strategy Dr. Sebastian Gorka Executive Director, Westminster Institute September 6, 2013 Watch his speaker playlist About the speaker Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D. serves as the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University where … Continue reading



The Importance of Muslim Reformers

The Importance of Muslim Reformers Stephen Ulph Senior Fellow – Jamestown Foundation September 6, 2013 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room HVC 201RSVP: info@westminster-institute.org Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Stephen Ulph is a member of the board of the Westminster … Continue reading



Inside Jihad: How Radical Islam Works and How to Defeat It

Watch his speaker playlist here About the speaker Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an expert in cognitive psychology, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa Islameia … Continue reading



Sir Walter Scott’s Crusades and Other Fantasies

Sir Walter Scott’s Crusades and Other Fantasies A book event with Ibn Warraq Wednesday, November 6th 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. At The Westminster Institute 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101



Marked for Destruction: Christians in Syria and Egypt

 Marked for Destruction: Christians in Syria and Egypt Breifing with Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo Chairman of the Board, The Westminster Institute Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101



Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islam

Katharine Gorka and Patrick Sookdheo BUY NOW! Islamism is a growing and powerful ideology that tolerates no dissent or rivalry. Yet in recent decades the United States has responded only to the violence that Islamism has generated, not to the … Continue reading



Lafif Lakhdar: Is Vatican II a Model for Islamic Reform?

In a new article, the French-Tunisian intellectual Lafif Lakhdar argues that Islam is in need of an “historic re-foundation,” and that the model for that refoundation is Vatican II.  One reason he sees in Vatican II a model for Islamic reform is Pope John … Continue reading



From Benghazi to Damascus: Are We Losing the Ideological War?

A Briefing with Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo Chairman of the Board, The Westminster Institute Thursday, November 1st 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At At The Westminster Institute 6731 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101  RSVP: info@westminster-institute.org