Kresta in the Afternoon – October 24, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Pentagon Drops SPLC - will other agencies follow suit?

  • Description: In the last several months, more and more organizations have begun calling out the Southern Poverty Law Center for its baseless accusations and labeling of conservative organizations as hate groups. Now, the US Department of Defense has stopped allowing the SPLC's shoddy claims about extremism to be used in its training programs. Will other government agencies do the same? We'll discuss it with Frank Gaffney.
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    • Frank Gaffney
      Frank Gaffney is the president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy. Under President Reagan he acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He's the lead author of "War Footing: Ten Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for a Free World" and the co-author of "Sharia: The Threat to America." He also hosts "Secure Freedom Radio," an hourlong program that airs every weeknight. Visit
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+  Islam, Hollywood and Choice

  • Description: Several recent news stories have revealed a lot about how various cultures view the role of women. Last month, Saudi Arabia began allowing women to drive, but the Islamic nation still trails the world in many areas of women's rights. The Harvey Weinstein scandal has shown that even some women's rights champions are guilty of sexual assault. And the Third Wave feminism movement has its own definition of what it means to be woman. In the end, women and men can only find true liberation in a belief system based on Christ. Derya Little joins us with more.
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    • Derya Little
      Derya Little has a PhD in politics from Durham University in England. She's the author of From Islam to Christ: One Woman's Path through the Riddles of God. Her articles on foreign affairs have appeared in academic journals and on Catholic World Report.
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    • From Islam to Christ: One Woman’s Path through the Riddles of God

      Born and raised in Muslim Turkey, Derya Little wandered far and wide in search of her true home. After her parents' divorce, she rejected her family's Islamic faith and became an atheist. During her stormy adolescence, she tried to convince a Christian missionary that there is no God but was converted to Christ instead. Her winding path through the riddles of God was not over, however. While attending a Turkish university and serving as a Christian youth minister, Derya began to compare the teachings of Protestantism and Catholicism, and during her doctoral studies in England, she entered the Catholic Church. Ultimately, she ended up in the United States, where she has become a citizen and has settled down to raise a family. Derya's story provides a window into both Islam and modernity. It shows that the grace and the mercy of God know no bounds.  Rather, the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ reaches souls in the most unlikely places. (learn more)

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