Are Leftism and Islamism cut from the same cloth? Zainab Al-Suwaij (aicongress.org), Founder and Executive Director of the American-Islamic Congress, joins us today to discuss the current state of Islam in the West. She looks at the battle between the religion of Islam and the political Islamists that want to radicalize young men for violence. She also points out that while leftists and Islamists have almost no values in common, they seem to be fellow travelers ideologically when it comes to gaining and holding on to power. In order to talk honestly about all of this, we need to tune out the leftist calls of Islamophobia and focus on reality.
Christian persecution is a worldwide epidemic and nowhere is it so severe as it is in Pakistan. Author and Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com) is back with us today. He and John have a candid conversation on this sensitive and at times gruesome topic. They discuss causes and what's being done about it, as well as the different locations, aside from Pakistan, where the worst persecution is taking place. The worldview philosophy behind those who persecute may sound familiar.