Radical Islam explored at Lifetree Café

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 08:45 AM.

Why Islamic radicals hate America and the West will be discussed at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug. 11 at Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “Why Do They Hate Us? Understanding Radical Islam,” features filmed interviews with Middle East experts Carl Medearis and  Gregory Johnsen, as well as best-selling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down and The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden).

“There are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world, and far less than 1 percent might be radical enough to become terrorists,” says Medearis, an advisor on Arab affairs to members of the U.S. Congress. Medearis, who lived for a dozen years in Beirut, identifies key forces that lead to radicalizing Muslims and suggests how common ground might be found.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or lwclifetreecafe@fairpoint.net.



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