Last month, the Pentagon unveiled the first revision of the National Military Strategy since 2004, declaring, “the Nation’s strategic priorities and interests will increasingly emanate from the Asia-Pacific region.” Join APF as we discuss the implications of the new document.
KYLE KAJIHIRO is Director of DMZ Hawaii and Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee in Hawaii.
This week, Republican Congressman Peter King of Long Island will chair hearings on what he is calling the “radicalization” of US Muslims. Many have criticized King, saying that by alleging hidden radicalism among Muslim Americans and mosques, the hearings will lead to witch hunts and increase anti-Muslim sentiment in the US.
FAISAL HASHMI is founder of the Muslim Justice Initiative and brother of Fahad Hashmi, the Pakistani American held in solitary confinement for three years and prosecuted on trumped up terrorism charges.
ALICIA MCWILLIAMS is the aunt of David Wiliams of the Newburgh 4, Black Muslims who face up to life in prison in a case of entrapment by a government informant.
ARUN KUNDNANI is currently a fellow at the Open Society Foundation. His 2009 report on Britain's anti-extremism policy, entitled Spooked: how not to prevent violent extremism, led to a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of unwarranted surveillance of Muslim communities.