ABC’s ‘This Week’ to Air ‘Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?’ Debate Live from New York City

In a special “This Week” town hall meeting taking place in New York City, Christiane Amanpour moderates a live debate “Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?” The town hall will feature contributions from panelists on both sides of the issue, including evangelist Franklin Graham, Daisy Khan — executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and one of the leading organizers behind the planned mosque and Islamic community center in New York City — Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, Peter Gadiel of the 9/11 Families for a Secure America Foundation, and Donna Marsh O’Connor of the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. The town hall meeting airs Sunday, October 3 on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”

Other special guests joining the conversation include:

  • Reza Aslan, contributing editor of The Daily Beast and author of “No god but God” and “Beyond Fundamentalism”
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author, “NOMAD,” resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute
  • Gary Bauer, president of American Values
  • Brad Garrett, former FBI Special Agent and ABC News contributor
  • Imam Ossama Bahloul, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, TN
  • Anjem Choudary, Islam4UK

After the broadcast concludes, the conversation will continue at 11:00 a.m., ET on and at, where a special digital roundtable program, moderated by Christiane Amanpour, will be live streaming. Audience members can join that discussion, ask questions and voice their opinions live on and Facebook and also submit comments and questions in advance here:

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One thought on “ABC’s ‘This Week’ to Air ‘Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?’ Debate Live from New York City

  1. I believe that islamic need to be feared and not ever trusted. I feel they need to take the immigrants back to their countries, so they may blow up their own homes and people. Islamic flag will NEVER fly over our capital!!! NEVER!

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