In the current issue of the New Yorker magazine, there is a profile of media mogul Rupert Murdoch by John Cassidy. Cassidy notes that Murdoch’s opinions on the global conflict against Militant Islamist terrorism have been influenced by longtime FDD Senior Fellow Walid Phares. Cassidy writes:
The rise of militant Islam both fascinates and terrifies Murdoch. He told me that he had been reading “Future Jihad,” a book by Walid Phares, an American political scientist of Lebanese descent, who warns that foreign jihadis and their American sympathizers are almost certainly mobilizing inside the United States. “These people intend to change civilization, and they are prepared to take a hundred years to do it,” Murdoch said.
A link to the article is here.
A link to the passage mentioning Walid is here.
Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor and potential presidential candidate Mitt Romney cited Future Jihad as an important influence on his thinking about the terrorist threat. More here (scroll down to the last entry).
A new international edition of Walid’s book, with an additional chapter added, will come out in November. The title: “Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West.”