The program, titled “Why Do They Hate Us? Understanding Radical Islam,” features filmed interviews with Middle East experts Carl Medearis and Gregory Johnsen, as well as best-selling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down and The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden).
“There are 1.7 billion Muslims in the world, and far less than 1 percent might be radical enough to become terrorists,” says Medearis, an advisor on Arab affairs to members of the U.S. Congress. Medearis, who lived for a dozen years in Beirut, identifies key forces that lead to radicalizing Muslims and suggests how common ground might be found.
Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are provided.