Islamic Totalitarianism & The West – Jonathan Kay, Salim Mansur & Elan Journo

Islamic Totalitarianism and the West

What: A panel discussion and Q&A that will examine the real source of ideological animosity towards the West and Israel from radical Islamists.

Salim Mansur- Professor of Political Science at UWO specializing in Middle East studies, author of Delectable Lie: A Liberal Repudiation of Multiculturalism and Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim

Jonathan Kay- Managing Editor of the National Post newspaper, and Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, author of Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground.

Elan Journo- Fellow and Director of Policy Research at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, author of Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism.

Where: Mustang Lounge, University Community Centre. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012. 7PM-9PM

From the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 to September 11 to the London subway attacks to the Israeli-Hamas-Hezbollah conflict—it is clear the West faces a grave threat from a committed enemy. Conventional wisdom holds that the enemy is a rogue group of fanatics, who have hijacked a great religion in order to justify their crimes. It tells us there is no way to permanently eliminate these violent groups, that we have entered an “age of terror” and that we must give up the desire for a decisive victory.

But is the conventional wisdom right? Join us for a panel discussion titled “Islamic Totalitarianism and the West.”

A distinguished panel of Middle East experts will provide new and illuminating answers to the most important questions of our time: Is the West ready to concede victory so easily? Are the terrorists a fringe group of fanatics, or are they part of a much wider ideological movement? What threat do they pose to the West? What can the West do to ensure victory? Is peace possible?

While the experts will answer these complex questions from diverse 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.