Kresta in the Afternoon – November 16, 2015 – Hour 1

  • Description: The death toll from Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris is at 132 and counting. ISIS claims it has fighters in 15 US states who are ready to conduct similar attacks. With the revelation that at least one terrorist crossed into Europe from Syria, several US states have announced they will not accept any Syrian refugees until the State Department can guarantee they will not be part of terrorist activity. Meanwhile, more than 40 people were killed in Lebanon on Thursday in another attack linked to ISIS, which also claimed responsibility for blowing up a Russian airliner earlier this month. If ISIS’s claims are true, it has executed three complex acts of mass murder in three different countries in less than two weeks. Today we’ll have full coverage of ISIS’s latest attacks, how the world is responding and what Catholics should do.

+  Kresta Comments: How to Respond to the Paris Attacks

+  What the Attacks Mean for Christians in the Middle East

  • Description: Joshua Landis from Under Caesar’s Sword joins us once again to talk about the future of Christianity in areas influenced by Islamic extremism.
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    • Joshua Landis
      Joshua Landis is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at University of Oklahoma. He’s the former president of the Syrian Studies Association and writes for Joshua is a frequent analyst for NPR, PBS and the BBC and is researching Christians in the Middle East for the Under Caesar’s Sword conference.
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+  How ISIS Operates and Recruits Members

  • Description: In this segment, we’ll talk to Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University, who has researched how ISIS is able to recruit fighters from the West.
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