(/sites/default/files/uploads/2013/06/st.jpg)The American Freedom Alliance is hosting a major international conference on June 9-10 focused on the future of Europe to be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. The conference, which is titled Europe’s Last Stand? Debt Demography and the Abandonment of National Sovereignty, is designed to determine the course of Europe and the impact that this direction might have upon the United States. It will feature Geert Wilders, George Gilder, Daniel Pipes and Robert Spencer among 20 other speakers from around the world. Details on the conference can be found HERE.
We have with us today Avi Davis, the President of the American Freedom Alliance and the man who conceived the conference and is its organizer.
FP: Avi Davis, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Tell us about your conference. Who is joining and why were they invited?
Davis: Geert Wilders, the prominent Dutch politician, who has been prosecuted for criticizing Islam, George Gilder, the renowned economic thought leader, Daniel Pipes, Middle East commentator and Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch will all be with us, together with a roster of 20 other speakers drawn from around the world. All were invited because of their expertise one of three main issues of the conference: the Euro Crisis, the demographic and ethnic threats to mainstream European society and the seeming abandonment of national sovereignty by many European countries
FP: What motivated you to organize this conference at this time?
Davis: AFA had already held two conferences on the fate of Europe – in 2007 at Pepperdine University and in 2008 at the University of Rome. We focus on Europe because we believe that of the two major arms of Western civilization it is the weaker, with far greater structural and systemic problems than the United States. In the past 18 months the Euro Crisis raised an entirely new view of Europe – that its monetary system has been established on a very narrow foundation and that its collapse could imperil the West. This, together with continuing evidence that Muslim immigrants in many European countries might never be integrated into mainstream European society and the continuing riots, terror and protests emerging from those communities contributed to our sense that it was time to revisit the issue of Europe’s longevity as a bastion of representative government and liberal democracy.
FP: What do you hope to achieve with this conference?
Davis: Europe has always operated as a bellwether for the United States and many of the political, social and cultural trends on the continent can often be seen developing here. Certainly the Obama Administration’s policies in health care, immigration and taxation bear an unmistakable European stamp. But as the European Union totters on its financial foundation and European countries seem helpless to stem the tide of Muslim separatism, it is time for us here in United States to recognize that we cannot repeat Europe’s mistakes – for without question they are threatening the future of liberal democracy. The conference is designed to address the problems of Europe as they apply to the United States – a very valuable thing in a time of great instability.
FP: Can people attend? Where can they get some information and register?
Davis: Yes, its open to the public and tickets can be purchased at the Conference website.
People can come for one day or both days. There are also two other great features of the weekend.
The first is a premiere U.S. screening of a daring documentary by an Israeli investigative reporter who dares to enter into some of the most dangerous Muslim enclaves on the continent. His reporting delivers a very grim picture of Muslim restiveness in Europe and the failures of European societies to address Muslim separatism. That screening will take place at the InterContinental Hotel on Sunday, June 9 at 7: 30 pm. We hope to be joined by video link with the producers and director of the documentary. Your readers can find information about the screening at AmericanFreedomAlliance.org.
The second is the June installment of our Literary Cafe, which will feature two experts on the threats represented to Islam by the West: Robert Spencer and Stephen Coughlin who will address the topic The West’s Confrontation with Islam at a private home in Westwood. All the details for that event can be found at AmericanFreedomAlliance.org.
FP: Avi Davis, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview. Good luck on your event!
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