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Q Society of Australia Inc in association with SkipnGirl Productions presents
Jihad Resurgent: Islamic Challenge, Western Response
Claire Lopez Australia Tour 2014

Perth 31 August :: Melbourne 2 September :: Sydney 5 September :: Brisbane 7 September 2014



Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on Middle East, national defence, WMD, and counter-terrorism issues. Specific areas of expertise include Islam and Iran. Lopez served as an operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) domestically and abroad for 20 years.

Now retired from the CIA, she is Vice President of The Intelligence Summit and Professor at the Centre for Counter-intelligence and Security Studies (CI Centre), where she teaches courses on the Iranian Intelligence Services, and the expanding influence of Jihad and Sharia in Europe and the U.S. She has previously produced Technical Threat Assessments for U.S. Embassies at the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio (NDC) and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a commission in order to join the CIA. Lopez is a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute of World Affairs and speaks six languages.

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Learn, discuss and network with this leading expert on Jihad and Islam.

Claire will be joined by the following Australian experts:



Bernard Gaynor in Perth and Brisbane
"The Australian Defence Forces and Islam: Rules of Engagement to die for?"

Bernard Gaynor is a Queenslander with a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture. Bernard served in the ADF from 1997 to 2014, reaching the rank of major. Graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 2002 he first became an engineering officer before working in intelligence.

He was deployed to Iraq on three occasions - the second time as an embedded officer with the US intelligence headquarters in Iraq. He received the US meritorious services medal and briefed leading generals in Iraq. Bernard has also served in Afghanistan and studied Arabic for 12 months at the army's school of languages.

He is critical of modern thinking and quick to defend Australia's way of life.

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Dr Mark Durie in Melbourne
"Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How Western denial about Islam has fuelled Genocide in the Middle East."

Dr Mark Durie is a theologian, human rights activist, Anglican pastor, an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. He has published many articles and books on the language and culture of the Acehnese, Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom.

A graduate of the Australian National University and the Australian College of Theology, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Leiden, MIT, UCLA and Stanford, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.

    Event Dates and Time
  • Perth on Sunday 31 August 14:30 for 15:00 start
  • Melbourne Tuesday 2 Sept.  18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Sydney Friday 5 September 18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Brisbane on Sunday 7 Sept. 14:30 for 15:00 start

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Claire M Lopez
Claire M Lopez

    Event Dates and Time
  • Perth on Sunday 31 August 14:30 for 15:00 start
  • Melbourne Tuesday 2 Sept.  18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Sydney Friday 5 September 18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Brisbane on Sunday 7 Sept. 14:30 for 15:00 start

Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor

Dr Mark Durie

Dr Mark Durie

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Q Society is a national grassroots organisation run exclusively by volunteers since 2010. Members and supporters are concerned about the socio-political problems associated with the rise of Islamic sharia law in Australia; as well as religiously-motivated human rights abuses against women and indigenous religious minorities in OIC member countries. We seek to inform and lobby for a free and open discussion about the socio-political impact of political Islam in Australia. Q Society opposes the Islamisation of our society as well as attempts to silence critical debate under the pretence of multicultural tolerance and political correctness. We reject racism and multiculturalism and stand for an integrated multi-ethnic society.

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