The Fate of Abraham: Why the West is Wrong About Islam

07 Sep 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh:

ACMCU and The Bridge Initiative are proud to invite you to the following virtual event:

The Fate of Abraham: Why the West is Wrong About Islam

Peter Oborne
Author and Associate Editor
Middle East Eye

Based on rigorous historical research and forensic contemporary journalism that leads him frequently into war-torn states and bloody conflict zones, author Peter Oborne explains the myths, fabrications and downright lies that have contributed to this pernicious state of affairs. He shows how various falsehoods run deep, reaching back as far as the birth of Islam, and have then been repurposed for the modern day. Many in senior positions in governments across the West have suggested that Islam is trying to overturn our liberal values and even that certain Muslims are conspiring to take over the state, while Douglas Murray claims in his new book that we face a 'War on the West'. But in reality, these fears merely echo past debates, as we continue to repeat the pattern of seemingly willful ignorance.


Peter Oborne is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who has worked for various newspapers, including The Spectator, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph, where he was the Chief Political Commentator until his resignation from the paper in 2015. He now writes for Middle East Eye. Peter has sat as a commissioner for the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life and is the author of numerous books including The Rise of Political Lying (2005), A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West are Wrong about Nuclear Iran (2013), Wounded Tiger (2014), How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language (2017), and the Sunday Times bestseller The Assault on Truth (2021). He lives in Wiltshire.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Sponsored By: 
ACMCU and The Bridge Initiative
Target Audience: 
Higher Education