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How to Engage Muslims and Approach the Global Threat of Jihadism

How to Engage Muslims and Approach the Global Threat of Jihadism

(Event is held at Sun City Grand Cimarron Center, 17100 W Clearview Blvd., Surprise, AZ)

Among the unsettling social shifts in the wake of 9/11 was the global attention paid to Islam. Here in the United States, we became divided between those who believed every Muslim was a potential threat and those who believed no Muslim could do wrong. For former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, these radical times meant facing a new reality as a devout Muslim and a patriot - a certain betrayal within his faith, and a need to answer a question that crossed the minds of even the most sensitive and politically correct: "Ca a good Muslim be a goo American as well?" As a nationally recognized expert on Muslim radicalization, he offers non-Muslims a definitive comprehension of the difference between Islam and the cancer known as Islamism, or political Islam, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam's true teachings.

Instructor: Zuhdi Jasser, is an American medical doctor specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology in Phoenix, Arizona, Jasser is a former lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, where he served as staff internist in the Office of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress. In 2003, with a group of American Muslims, Jasser founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) based in Phoenix, Arizona, and in 2004 he was one of the founders of Center for Islamic Pluralism.

He is also a contributor to national and international media, where he has advocated separation of mosque and state and spoken against the ideology of "political Islam" or Islamism. He has been a frequent guest on Fox News 

Channel, Newsmax TV, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and The Blaze. He has also contributed articles to nationally read newspapers such as the Arizona Republic, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Times.

 



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Jasser 12/11 - 12/11 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $10.00

Phoenix Lights

Phoenix Lights (HELD SUN CITY GRAND Cimarron Center 17100 W. Clearview Blvd., Surprise AZ)

On the evening of March 13, 1997, Lynne Kitei, M.D., looked out her bedroom window over Phoenix and saw something that would change her life.  Strange lights appeared in the sky over the nighttime city.  amber orbs in formation.  It was a massive triangular array of lights moving silently but in unison as though they were connected.  Many people throughout Phoenix and across the state of Arizona saw them.  Optical illusion?  Unlikely.  Military aircraft?  That's what the U.S. government wanted her to think.  UFOs? That's what her evidence and subsequent years of careful research, interviews, and documentation, including photographic proof, strongly suggest.  Kitei, a well-respected Phoenix physician, had always though of herself as grounded and practical, not one to be taken up with new age interests. But her firsthand experience and the undeniable reality of the photographs she took changed all that.  she found herself a key insider in a complex mystery that has baffled humanity for centuries.What are UFOs? Who are the beings presumed to fly them?  What do they want? How does it change your life to see one?

Instructor:  Dr. Lynne Kitei is an internationally acclaimed physician health educator who pushed aside her successful medical career to pursue The Phoenix Lights book and internationally award-winning Documentary project. She was leading the cutting edge era of early disease detection and prevention as Chief Clinical Consultant of the imaging-Prevention-Wellness Center at the world renowned Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona until coming forward, after seven years of anonymity, as a key witness to the historic and still unexplained mass sighting throughout Arizona on March 13, 1997. Dr. Lynne graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Science Education, with minors in Communication and Voice Temple University on Philadelphia, PA. 1970 and an MD Degree from Temple University School of Medicine 1974.  She completed her postgraduate studies at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.




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The Fake Death and Final Decades of Howard Hughes!

Learn about the incredible story with the ingredients of fabulous wealth, a reclusive man unable to escape his famous life, assistance from the CIA providing an alternate identify, and a loving wife who knew how to keep secrets.

Howard Hughes changed his appearance, employed a stand-in to create a diversion, accepted another name and identity, faked his death, yet continued to operate his business through his cadre of aides. Additionally, he found a wife, Eva McLelland, who loyally kept his secret to herself.  After the stand-in died in April 1976, Howard and Eva lived a reclusive lifestyle.

Eva McLelland relayed this amazing story to Mark Musick over a period of eight years.  After four years he came to believe the story, and set out to fully develop the intriguing tale.  Becoming totally convinced of its authenticity, he worked with Douglas Wellman for two more years prior to the book’s release in May 2010.  The 2nd edition, with additional information was released in March 2016.

Hear about the details of how Howard pulled the wool over the eyes of the public and lived the remainder of his years with the woman he loved.  He finally met his maker in November 2001, a quarter of a century later than thought.

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Major General Mark Musick retired from the military in 2008 at the rank of Major General. In 2002, Mark met Eva McLelland who told him a secret which she had not divulged to anyone, however since her husband of 31 years had just died it was time to tell someone. Mark has authored and published a history changing book “Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes.”  I have presented at many libraries, museums, meetings and events in NE, IA, ND, SD, MO, IL, FL, IN, WI, NY, CO, AL, and KS. 




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