Kresta in the Afternoon – August 14, 2018 – Hour 2

+  From the Crusades to ISIS: A History of Jihad (2 segments)

  • Description: Earlier this summer Austria shut down seven of its mosques and expelled several imams. While people around the world cried, "islamophobia," it appears to have been for good reason - a recent video shows an imam in another Austria mosque calling on youth to establish an Islamic state. This is just a recent example of a history that can be traced all the way to Mohammed. Robert Spencer joins us.
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    • Robert Spencer
      Robert Spencer is the author of several books, including The History of Jihad from Mohammad to ISIS. He's the director of Jihad Watch and has led seminars on Islam and Jihad for the FBI, US Army Command and several other agencies. He's a weekly columnist for PJ Media and Frontpage Magazine. Visit
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    • The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS

      The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam. It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.” Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion. Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror. (learn more)

+  Community in Christ: Building Ties with Non-Catholic Students

  • Description: The various Christian denominations may never come into full communion until the return of Christ, but there are at least signs of strengthening ties. Hope College in Michigan, founded by the Reformed Church of America, has made a renewed effort to reach out to its growing Catholic population. Fr. Nick Monco is the chaplain of the St. Benedict Institute on campus and joins us to describe his interactions with both Catholic and non-Catholic students.
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    • Fr. Nick Monco
      Fr Nick Monco is the chaplain of St Benedict Institute, an outreach of St Francis de Sales Parish that serves the Catholic students of Hope College in Holland, MI. Visit

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