All are invited to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles for a free viewing of the documentary The Road to 9/11. Special guest and Middle Eastern studies expert Reverend Hicham Chehab will answer questions after the film. An extremist before his dramatic conversion to Christ and now a Lutheran missionary pastor, Hicham will provide insights as he leads a discussion about the Middle Eastern world view.
This one-hour documentary produced by PBS in 2005 traces the historical roots of the current conflict between the West and the Muslim world. Since September 11, 2001 Americans have wondered how their nation had become such an anathema in the Muslim world. What fostered the rise of Islamic extremism? What do the radicals want? And why are the jihadists so angry with the West?
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The Road to 9/11 is a detailed look at the forces that have shaped the modern Middle East, crafted to give a better understanding of the current crisis. Viewers are taken on a narrative journey beginning after World War I -- a chronicle of steadily worsening social, political and economic conditions, the growing power of religious fanaticism, and the increasing problem of terrorism.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn and explore history. This special film event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served by the World Missions Committee. A free-will offering for Reverend Chehab's ministry will be available.