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 firstname.lastname@example.org.