There are no words to express the heartbreak and sadness we feel following the horrific attack in Orlando this weekend. Trying to explain our horror at the grotesque and hate-filled assault on the Pulse nightclub seems almost futile. How do you convey profound grief, shock, outrage, sympathy, and solidarity in just a few sentences? At least forty-nine people are dead, and nothing can bring them back. At least fifty more are fighting for their lives, yet we feel the powerlessness of sharing a few encouraging sentiments as they struggle for survival in hospital beds. We pray and hope that they will return home soon. Continue reading
4DPAC President Jim Arkedis recently appeared on CNN to discuss overheated campaign rhetoric and the un-American backlash against refugees and Muslims. Specifically, he called out Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and the effect his bigoted statements are having across the country. Continue reading
4D PAC President Jim Arkedis speaks with CNN's Chris Cuomo about the need to distinguish between ISIS's leadership and freelancers. Continue reading
4D PAC President Jim Arkedis discusses the FBI's arrest of an Ohio individual planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol on CNN's New Day. Continue reading
Watch 4D PAC President Jim Arkedis speak out against torture and why it hurts our foreign policy.
In last week’s speech at West Point, President Obama pointedly proclaimed he didn’t want to live in a world where “our children and grandchildren grow up in a world where school girls are kidnapped.” The president was referring to the terrorist group Boko Haram’s abduction of 200 young girls in Nigeria. Continue reading