Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, discusses his new book Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate: Ten Years of Observations on Islam, and he explains why the goals of the Islamic State are a return to the values of Muslim states prior to the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
PRESIDENT OBAMA is not responsible for ISIS. Neither is George W. Bush. Dr. Timothy Furnish, author of the new books Ten Years’ Captivation with the Mahdi’s Camps and Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate, explains why the roots of the Islamic State reach back much farther than America’s recent military adventures in Iraq.
EUROPE HAD its paradigm violently shifted November 13th when Islamic radicals killed at least 130 people in Paris. Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis, author of the new book Never Submit, discusses the military and geopolitical situation in the Middle East, and what might happen next.
RUSSIA’S INTERVENTION in Syria has really complicated things. Vladimir Putin, in one move, has apparently boxed out the nations trying to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Doug Woodward joins us to discuss his new essay, “Pick Your Poison: The U.S. Can’t Win in Syria“.
THE ISLAMIC STATE makes no secret of its plan to take over the world. But it’s not the only group with that goal in mind. Cris Putnam, co-author of On the Path of the Immortals, discusses the geopolitical situation in the Middle East and what looks like a 21st century holy war.