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Former CIA Director James Woolsey (Courtesy www.inl.gov)
Take off the kid gloves and wage all-out war against radical Islam at home and abroad. That’s the message organizers of a symposium on terrorism plan to give the U.S. and its leaders through an all-star roster of speakers.
“It’s time for all concerned Americans to wake-up, roll up their sleeves and take a stand – talking and disseminating e-mails is not enough,” said Jeff Epstein, president of America’s Truth Forum and organizer of the one-day event.
Scheduled for April 29 in Arlington, Va., the symposium will feature globally recognized journalists, academicians and counter-terrorism experts “to inform the public of the reality of the threat of radical Islam to every man, woman and child within the United States.”
“This evil must be crushed decisively in all of its manifestations throughout the world, including mosques and Islamic centers within the United States,” the promoters say.
The organizers say the event is timely, “with increased anxiety over demands for a pullout from Iraq, the nuclear developments in Iran and North Korea, the failure of our government to secure the borders and our country’s fledgling, incomprehensive effort at homeland security.”
Epstein believes the majority of Americans disapprove of both the “cut-and-run policy” proposed by many leading Democrats and the “compassionate conservative” approach of the Bush administration, favoring instead a “firm and decisive military action with no apologies to Russia, China, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia or the United Nations.”
“I am convinced that the threat we are currently facing from radical Islam greatly surpasses that which was posed by the Third Reich,” Epstein said.
Epstein said anyone interested in attending should contact America’s Truth Forum at the website or by calling 866-709-3474.
The event offers the following speakers:
- James Woolsey, who previously held presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations, served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995.
- Kenneth Timmerman, author of “Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran,” has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum and a prize-winning columnist for the New York Sun and The Jerusalem Post. Pipes was one of the few analysts who warned of the threat of radical Islam to the U.S. before 9-11, writing in 1995, “war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States.” The Boston Globe stated, “If Pipes’s admonitions had been heeded, there might never have been a 9-11.”
- Robert Spencer, director of the weblog Jihad Watch, is an author and researcher who has studied Islam for more than 20 years. His book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And The Crusades)” spent four months on the New York Times best-seller list. Spencer is an adjunct fellow with the Free Congress Foundation and has written a selection of critically acclaimed books on Islam. He has appeared on CNN and Fox News and has been heard on Vatican Radio.
- David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture is the author of “Unholy Alliance,” which contends America’s Left is giving aid and comfort to its enemies in the terror war, and “The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America.”
- Richard Miniter, author of two New York Times best-selling books, “Losing Bin Laden” and “Shadow War,” and an internationally recognized expert on terrorism.
- Walid Phares, professor of Middle East Studies, Ethnic and Religious Conflict at Florida Atlantic University and an expert on terrorism and jihadism.
- Whalid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization terrorist, converted to Christianity and now warns of the imminent threat of radical Islam to Western civilization.
- Harvey Kushner, noted author, lecturer, professor and internationally recognized authority on terrorism. Kushner has advised and provided training to numerous agencies, including the FBI, FAA, INS and U.S. Customs. He is a frequent guest of all major television networks and often is quoted by news media worldwide.
- Dr. Andrew Bostom, editor of the newly released book “The Legacy of Jihad,” a compendium of writings, both modern and ancient, on the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad. Bostom is a physician specializing in epidemiology. Since 1997 he has been part of the full-time medical faculty at two hospital affiliates of Brown University.
- Bruce Tefft, founding member of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center, has trained more than 12,000 law enforcement officers and first responders and has served as the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism and intelligence adviser since 9-11.
- Brigitte Gabriel, a former anchor for world news in the Middle East and a prominent Arab-American journalist, survived a bombing in which her family’s home was reduced to rubble by radical Muslim forces.
- Laura Mansfield, an author and counter-terror analyst, uses her knowledge of the Arabic language and Islamic culture to investigate jihad and jihadis in the U.S. and abroad.
- Joe Kaufman, chairman of Americans Against Hate. He also is an investigative journalist for Frontpage Magazine and host of “The Politics of Terrorism” radio show.
- Paul Williams, award-winning journalist and author of “Al Qaeda Connection,” “Osama’s Revenge: The Next 9/11,” and the forthcoming book, “The Dunces of Doomsday,” has served as a consultant for the FBI, editor, adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Scranton and correspondent for WorldNetDaily.