Law & Jihad with Andrew McCarthy

with Andrew McCarthy
Monday, July 14, 2008
Andrew McCarthy is a former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York.

“It is crucial to grasp … [the] Islamic notion of freedom, for it is the inverse of the Western conception.” From this central idea, McCarthy discusses the “chasm between the Islam of Western fantasy and the Islam that actually exists,” underscoring the fact that “jihadists are very adept at exploiting the freedoms that are available to them in Western democracies.”

Confronting Islamic extremism, how do we make our strategic behavior -- the rules of war – conform to the rule of law that is essential in maintaining a free society? (33:27) Video transcript

Recorded on Monday, June 2, 2008