With NABEEL QURESHI & MUBIN SHAIKH
Nabeel Qureshi - Author of Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocent lives were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of Jihad, but do the terrorists’ actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS. Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is Jihad? How are we to understand Jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond? In Answering Jihad, Nabeel Qureshi (author of the New York Times bestseller Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus) answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland. www.answeringjihad.com
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ANDMubin Shaikh - Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi
Mubin Shaikh was born and raised in Canada but at age 19, became a supporter of the militant jihadi culture. The 9/11 attacks prompted him to travel to Syria and study Arabic and Islamic Studies deepening his knowledge of Islam. Mubin eventually relinquished his violent interpretations of Islam and volunteered with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to fight international and domestic terrorism. Working for CSIS he infiltrated several radical groups and conducted surveillance on suspects as an undercover operative on cases which remain CLASSIFIED, eventually traversing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). He went undercover with and was instrumental in prosecuting Canada’s largest domestic terrorism investigation known as the “Toronto 18” case. He spent four years testifying in five legal hearings as a Fact Witness resulting in eleven admitting their guilt or being found guilty and seven members released due to Mubin’s testimony. Mubin then completed a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT) and is currently doing his Ph.D in Psychological Sciences, Tactical Decision Making Research Group at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the very few people in the world to have actually been undercover in a homegrown terror cell. Because of this experience, Mubin is considered a primary source for the study of Islamist radicalization and terrorism by academics worldwide and remains an active trainer of military, police and government intelligence on violent Islamist extremists. www.tacticaldecisionmaking.org
Kat Danser — Edmonton's Queen Of The Swamp BluesKat Danser is a slide guitar slinger and powerhouse vocalist who channels the spirits of legendary Mississippi blues and gospel pioneers with her work. She takes audiences on a mesmerizing musical journey, using songs, storytelling and humour, to evoke the musical spirits of the Deep South. Kat’s 2013 recording Baptized By The Mud was nominated for Spiritual Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. She was a Semi Finalist for Best Self-Produced Blues Album at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The recording addresses the dichotomy of ‘church-blues’: blues music as devilish and church music as angelic. This sub-genre demonstrates that human truth and the divine are one in the same – “one is preached from behind the pulpit and the other from behind the plow”. The album received significant airplay throughout Canada and USA and positive reviews from critics around the world. Kat is also a nationally award winning scholar and has presented at conferences throughout North America. She holds a Masters in Musicology from the University of Alberta and has completed her PhD coursework toward a full doctorate in Musicology specializing in blues and roots music in the American South. *Kat Danser will bring her rambunctious, powerful, and educational live performance to The Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts Saturday, March 19th at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $44.00 and available online, by phone at 905-815-2021 or toll free at 1-888-489-7784 or in person at the box office.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
Recording Artist: Ken WhiteleyKen Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called "...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!" Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “...deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.
*Ken Whiteley will be celebrating the release of one of his deepest and most exciting albums yet, FREEDOM BLUES, at Hugh’s Room on Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 8:30pm Tickets are $20 in advance, $22.50 @ the door. Contact Hugh's Room at (416) 531-6604 for concert tickets and dinner reservations. (Joining Ken will be the glorious vocal harmonies of the Fabulous Levy Sisters, a 3 piece horn section that includes Shuffle Demon saxophonists Richard Underhill and Perry White with trumpeter Ewan Divitt, Denis Keldie wailing on the organ, all anchored by the heartbeat rhythm of Alastair Whitehead on bass and Bucky Berger on drums.)
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This Week on The Pub Crawl: Frank Schaeffer & Lillian Daniel
Frank Schaeffer – www.frankschaeffer.com
Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible.” He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings. Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.
ANDLillian Daniel – www.lilliandaniel.com
When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church is a provocative case for why religious community matters. This much talked about book has been described as biting, hilarious, pitch perfect, tender and often stunningly beautiful. Lillian co-authored This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers with Martin B. Copenhaver. Noteworthy for its humor and honesty, it has been read by clergy and laity alike. And her first book, Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony is the story of one church’s attempt to get people to talk to each other about God. An editor at large for the Christian Century Magazine, and a contributing editor at Leadership Journal, her work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Books and Culture, The Journal for Preachers and in the daily email devotionals available at ucc.org, with over 20,000 subscribers. She has taught preaching Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School and at her alma mater, Yale Divinity School, where she received the 2010 distinguished alumni award for “Distinction in Congregational Ministry.” A frequent speaker around the country, Lillian has preached at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, and the Festival of Homiletics and delivered lectures to clergy at Kings College, London and Queen’s College, Ontario. After leading three churches, most recently a 1,400 member congregation in the suburbs of Chicago, Lillian is currently a pastor in Iowa.
1/ Is it too soon for ex-Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll to be starting up a new church? Would you go?
Former Mars Hill megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll, is launching his new church this Easter Sunday. Driscoll is being sued for soliciting donations for one reason then using that money for other reasons. In October 2014, Mark resigned from one of the largest megachurches in the States because of allegations of plagiarism and abusive behaviour. Later that year, the church closed their 15 campuses.
2/ Megachurch Pastor Andy Stanley said that parents who want to go to a smaller church are selfish and don't care about their kids. He has since apologized, but did he go too far?
Megachurch pastor Andy Stanley recently said in a sermon: “When I hear adults say, “Well I don’t like a big church, I like about 200, I want to be able to know everybody,” I say, “You are so stinking selfish. You care nothing about the next generation. All you care about is you and your five friends. You don’t care about your kids [or] anybody else’s kids … If you don’t go to a church large enough where you can have enough middle schoolers and high schoolers to separate them so they can have small groups and grow up the local church, you are a selfish adult. Get over it. Find yourself a big old church where your kids can connect with a bunch of people and grow up and love the local church. Instead… you drag your kids to a church they hate, and then they grow up and hate the local church. They go to college, and you pray that there will be a church in the college town that they connect with. Guess what? All those churches are big.”
3/ Apparently, America is a “Christian” nation, so American Christians tend to vote for the candidate who is the most forthright about their faith. GOP candidate Donald Trump claims to be a Christian. UH-OH?
Television evangelist Joel Osteen endorses Trump. Jerry Falwell Jr. Endorses Trump. The Pope – not so much. Who Would Jesus Endorse?
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