The Jihad Still Threatens America

A panel discussion at New York University

Who: Elan Journo, resident fellow focusing on foreign policy issues at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights; and Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch

What: A discussion that will cover the specifics surrounding the Islamic totalitarian movement, how and why the jihad is still a threat to America, and what steps must be taken to alleviate this threat

Where: Cantor Film Center, New York University, New York, NY 10003

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.

Description: Even as many Americans grow complacent, the enemy that struck us on 9/11 grows stronger. Eight years since that fateful Tuesday, the enemy–the Islamic totalitarian movement–stands undefeated and continues to threaten our lives and our freedom, from overseas and from within.

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, the resurgent Taliban and their Islamist allies are waging a fierce comeback. They are actively fomenting plots against America and the West. The Islamist regime in Iran–which began the anti-American holy war decades prior to 9/11–appears poised to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, within America and the West, there is an overlooked drive by pro-Islamist activist groups to impose Islamic law–without guns or bombs–in the West. Their incremental advances would subvert our freedom of speech and the very foundations of our political system.

What is the Islamic totalitarian movement? What are its goals and means? Why, despite America’s military response to 9/11, does it remain a threat to us? What can be done to counter this menace–at home and overseas? These are some of the urgent questions that panelists Robert Spencer and Elan Journo will address.

Admission: FREE. Open to students and the public.


Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, is author of nine books on Islam, including two bestsellers. He has led seminars for the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the U.S. intelligence community.

Elan Journo is a fellow with the Ayn Rand Institute focusing on foreign policy. He is the editor of and chief contributor to “Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism.” His writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Globe and Mail of Canada.

More information: Please e-mail Ryan Puzycki, president of the NYU Objectivist club, at [email protected].