Join me at the US Capitol building for strategy conference on Al Qaeda and Ikhwan
Join me and eight other experts at the United States Capitol building on Friday, September 6, for a day-long conference on Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood: A New American Strategy.
Sponsored by the Westminster Institute, the conference addresses the failure of US policy in the Middle East and Africa, a policy that centers on the belief that supporting “non-violent” Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood is the way to weaken groups like Al Qaeda.
Below is the conference information:
A One-Day Conference – Friday, September 6th, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room HVC 201
Recent events in Egypt, Syria, Benghazi, Mali, and Nigeria demonstrate that U.S. policy in the Middle East and Africa is failing—neither is it making Americans safer nor is it helping to bring about regional peace and democracy. The U.S. government built its strategy on the belief that supporting “non-violent” Islamists, notably the Muslim Brotherhood, would weaken the violent Islamists—Al Qaeda
and all affiliated movements. With the violence throughout the region signaling a clear failure of this strategy, the United States must radically reassess its strategic approach. This conference brings together leading experts on Islamist ideology, terrorism, and the Middle East, to lay out a new U.S. strategy which will increase domestic security at home, undermine al Qaeda, and stabilize the region.
Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, Religion’s Role in the Battlefield Since 9/11
Tawfik Hamid, The Psychology and Ideology of Islamist Extremism
Dr. J. Michael Waller, The Muslim Brotherhood and the Mobilizational Power of Ideology
Stephen Ulph, The Importance of Muslim Reformers
Robert R. Reilly, Information Operations: Successes and Failures
Walid Phares, A New U.S. Response to Upheaval in the Middle East
Diana West, Countering Subversion: Lessons from History
Katharine C. Gorka, The OIC’s Political Warfare
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, A New American Strategy
The event is free to attend, but for security purposes all participants must register beforehand.