In Public Discourse, AHS speaker Jennifer Bryson explains why America's rejection of torture would reinforce our commitment to America’s founding values and support excellence in intelligence collection for the defense of our nation:
"All too often, inexperienced pundits have presented us with a stark choice between security and humane treatment of detainees. This is a false set of options. The real contrast is between torture, on the one hand, and security through interrogation consistent with respect for the humanity of the detainee, on the other."
In Public Discourse, AHS speaker Jennifer Bryson analyzes Austria’s attempt to mandate a single German translation of the Quran:
"This proposal reflects gross ignorance about Islam, ignorance about the factors contributing to violent extremism, and obliviousness to the nature of modern media. Last but not least, it smells of cultural imperialism."
"Violent extremism comes in many forms. This need for encouraging and assisting local community engagement applies to various types of movements. Overall more effort, resources, and research need to go into finding ways for local communities to be the deadened, not the starting point, on the (hopefully only would-be) road to violent extremism."
"The so-called Islamic State is telling us what they fear. So we should bring it on. Wage art, wage music, wage literature until we can help bring art, music, and literature back to Mosul."