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The Collapse of Europe, the Rise of Islam and the Consequences for the United States -- International Conference at Pepperdine University, June 10

Contact: Avi Davis, American Freedom Alliance, 310-444-3085, isdev@ix.netcom.com


LOS ANGELES, May 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- One of the most inclusive and comprehensive one-day international conferences on The Collapse of Europe, the Rise of I slam and the Consequences for the United States will be held at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California on Sunday, June 10, 2007, from 9:00am-6:00pm.


Panelists include Mark Steyn, author of New York Times best seller America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It; Ayaan Hirsi Ali - former Dutch parliamentarian and author of the best seller Infidel; Daniel Pipes, director, Middle East Forum and radio talk show hosts Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager, among many others.


The event is sponsored by the newly-formed American Freedom Alliance; the Council for Democracy and Tolerance and the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. Price is $250.


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Avi Davis, senior fellow of the American Freedom Alliance, explained that the conference was organized because there is "an alarming sense that the steady erosion of democratic values in Europe will eventuate in a defeat for democracy in many other part of the world. European democratic values have been severely tested in recent years as growing internal Muslim restiveness and intimidation have imposed a virtual code of silence on the continent's politicians and media who fail to address Muslim conduct and theology particularly when they contradict Europe's democratic traditions. The French riots of 2005 and the Danish Cartoon Riots of 2006 made explicit the very real threat Europeans face from radical extremists who may be using the democratic process to destroy democracy itself."


The conference will address the topic from a number of angles – sociological, cultural, political and economic - in an attempt to determine whether there is a collapse and if so, the extent of the demise. The keynote addresses will be followed panel sessions which will in turn be followed by breakout sessions.


Among the European panelists are: Henryk Broder – journalist and best selling author of Hurray- We Surrender!; Claire Berlinksi - an American journalist living in Europe and author of Menace in Europe; Leon de Winter – a well known Dutch journalist and author and Afshin Ellian- an Iranian dissident and Dutch professor of law.


The American Freedom Alliance is a newly formed organization which unites individuals of every creed, color and denomination who share an abiding reverence of the values that make the United States of America a symbol of freedom of thought, speech and self expression. The Alliance's programs, publications, conferences and websites develop tools and strategies to counter the growing influence of ideologies that threaten freedom and deny the sanctity of the personal conscience. www.americanfreedomalliance.org.