June 13, 2016

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    Trump Doubles Down on Banning Muslims

    We begin with Donald Trump’s much heralded speech on national security which he postponed and instead attacked Hillary Clinton, doubled down on banning Muslims from America and promised to unleash our intelligence services who he claimed were shackled by political correctness. Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, joins us to discuss how Trump’s appeal to nativism after the Orlando massacre is likely to resonate with a lot of Americans fed up with out broken immigration system and how Hillary Clinton’s plan to focus on lone wolf terrorists presents challenges that our intelligence services are ill-equipped to deal with.

  • Segment 2:

    Ritual Condemnations By Muslim Clerics Ring Hollow

    Then we speak with Junaid Ahmad, Director of the Center for Global Dialogue and a Professor in the Department of Law and Policy at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. He joins us to discuss the role of Saudi Wahhabism in radicalizing Muslim youth and the extent to which the West is experiencing blowback from long-standing U.S. polices to prop up oil rich reactionary monarchies, and the role of Islamic leaders in the U.S. whose ritual condemnations as the distance themselves from terrorist acts by proclaiming Islam as a religion of peace, are starting to ring hollow.

  • Segment 3:

    The Joint Law Enforcement Response in Orlando

    Then finally we go to Orlando, Florida and speak with two local experts on disaster response and dealing with terrorist threats. Dr. Naim Kapucu, a Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the School of Public Administration and Dr. Claire Knox, a Professor and the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program Director in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida join us. We discuss the joint law enforcement response to the terrorist hate crime during the long night of terror in the Pulse nightclub that left 50 dead and 53 wounded.