End: Friday, October 11, 2013 9:00 PM
You are cordially invited to an IWP movie night for
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Associate Professor of Irregular Warfare, National Defense University
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz
Professor of History at IWP
The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
Friday, October 11
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ridicule is certainly one of the oldest weapons in the arsenal of political warfare. Four Lions, a dark comedy poking fun of Jihadists, may be viewed through this angle. The film depicts a group of young Muslim residents of Britain, whose greatest aspiration is to serve the cause of Islamist radicalism through terror. The movie also alludes, even if unconsciously, to the problems of assimilation and Westernization-and not only among Muslims in Britain and other non-Islamic societies-but also the limits of multi-culturalism in general.
Cultural and political background to the film will be provided by Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a British-born counter-terrorism expert who also teaches a course on Al-Qaeda enemy threat doctrine at IWP.
For a preview of the film, please click here: www.fourlionsthemovie.com.