Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror

Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror


By (author) Nonie Darwish

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  • Publisher: Sentinel
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1595230440
  • ISBN 13: 9781595230447
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 108,272

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A political and personal odyssey from hatred to love When Nonie Darwish was a girl of eight, her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel. A high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza, he was considered a ?shahid, ? a martyr for jihad. Yet at an early age, Darwish developed a skeptical eye about her own Muslim culture and upbringing. Why the love of violence and hatred of Jews and Christians? Why the tolerance of glaring social injustices? Why blame America and Israel for everything? Today Darwish thrives as an American citizen, a Christian, a conservative Republican, and an advocate for Israel. To many, she is now an infidel. But she is risking her comfort and her safety to reveal the many politically incorrect truths about Muslim culture that she knows firsthand.

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Nonie Darwish grew up in Cairo and Gaza, the daughter of a high-ranking Egyptian army officer.She now lectures around the country to civic organizations, universities, churches, and synagogues.

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aNonie Darwish is a woman of great courage with an amazing story to tell.a aDavid Horowitz aA book of great humanity, intelligence, and courage.a aDavid Pryce-Jones, senior editor, "National Review" aIndispensable insight into the world of Islamic radicalism and jihad.a aFormer Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania aAnyone who wants to understand the real meaning of the clash of civilizations between radical Islam and the West should read this book.a aCongressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado