This is a book review by E. Avallone.
Nonie Darwish, the author of "Now They Call Me Infidel", is the keynote speaker at the upcoming BibleInteract Women's Conference in Albuquerque. Nonie spent the first thirty years of her life in Egypt and Gaza as a Muslim. She then emigrated to the United States and discovered how wonderful it is to live in a free country, based on the Judeo-Christian ethic. Her many descriptions of life as a Muslim female in a Muslim country are startling and disturbing.
In this first of a series of three books, Nonie combines autobiographical information with general facts about Egyptian Muslim culture. Some of the norms in Muslim culture are incomprehensible to the Westerner. This huge credibility gap has provided a convenient 'cover' for Islamic activities in the West.
Nonie does a masterful job of explaining and exposing this credibility gap and thus warning Westerners of Islam's true intentions.
Many of the endorsements found on the jacket of the book mention Nonie's bravery. I have to agree. Nonie has been through many heart-wrenching tragedies, probably the worst being the assassination of her father when she was a little girl. She relates many other sad tales directly attributable to the Muslim culture/religion. One story that continues to give me chills concerned a young acquaintance, who was about her own age, who had to be murdered by her male relatives because she had become pregnant after being raped by her employer. This is known as 'honor killing'
This book provides a rare, insider's view into near-eastern Muslim culture. It will help you understand how these precious people can continue to live with conditions that a Westerner would label 'insanity'. It will help you understand why only recently Muslim women have been promoting their extreme dress code. It will help you understand why terrorists do what they do. Most important, reading this book will open your eyes to see beyond the 'politically correct' cover-up permeating Western media.
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