Is radical Islam the dominant force in the religion?02/19/09 Robert Lorei
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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. In a moment- a debate about whether a radical, fanatic brand of Islam is taking over mainstream Islam and the billion people around the world who hold that religious belief.
But first: we’re still getting comments about Tuesday’s debate on the Employee Free Choice Act. And we had several calls yesterday about the interview with Aaron Glantz and his new book, The War Comes Home, about the government’s mistreatment of veterans as they return from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Last night, the American Jewish Committee sponsored a talk by Dr. Tawfik Hamid. He's a self-described Islamic thinker, reformer and former member of a terrorist organization. he warns that hatred and violence have metasticized within his religion, according to the press release from the AJC. His views have been challenged by many mainstream Muslim groups which say his comments are inflammatory and lack credibility.
Dr. Hamid debated the issue today with Ahmed Bedier, co-host of WMNF's TRUE TALK program who took issue with Dr. Hamid's position.