WAR ON TERROR: Symposium covers radical Islamic threat to U.S.

Event featuring panel of experts meant to serve as wake-up call to nation
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An event slated for September will bring together experts on radical Islam and terrorism to educate attendees on the state of national security and the threat posed by Muslim enemies of the U.S.

Sponsored by the People’s Truth Forum, the event, titled “The Radical Islamist Threat to World Peace and National Security,” is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Plantsville, Conn.

“The symposium will sound a potent, nonpartisan alarm – a warning which is intended to serve as a wake-up call to all those in attendance,” said Jeffrey Epstein, who is organizing the dinner event.

Epstein says he expects to have a “large contingent of first responders” who deal with national-security issues on a daily basis.

Among the speakers are Harvey Kushner, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on terrorism and related security matters. Kushner has advised and trained numerous governmental agencies, including the FBI, FAA, INS, and U.S. Customs.

Also scheduled to speak is Brigitte Gabriel, a former anchor for world news in the Middle East and a prominent Arab-American journalist. Having survived a terrorist bombing in her home in Lebanon, Gabriel is slated to present a first-hand account of her experience with Islamic jihad.

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of “Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West and other books, also will speak.

The fourth speaker is epidemiologist Judith Jacobson, vice president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.

Yesterday, members of the 9/11 commission criticized Congress and the Bush administration for getting complacent about the threat of nuclear terror to the United States. “We said on the 9/11 commission that there needed to be maximum effort and a sense of urgency. The sense of urgency is more a mood of complacency today,” said former Commissioner Timothy Roemer.

“Rather than a brisk pace of activity, we are more seeing a business-as-usual approach,” he said.

Noted Epstein: “We have ignored the problem for too long. Now that the vehicles of terrorism have invaded our shores we have a civic responsibility to act. This time, sticking our heads in the sand or making this a political issue may just cost us our lives.”

Tickets for the event are $115 and the organizers have set a deadline of July 29 for reservations. More information can be obtained on the People’s Truth Forum website.


WAR ON TERROR: Symposium covers radical Islamic threat to U.S.

Event featuring panel of experts meant to serve as wake-up call to nation
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