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Main Title Now they call me infidel : why I renounced jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror /
Author Darwish, Nonie.
Publisher Sentinel,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 180191760
ISBN 9781595230447; 1595230440
Subjects Egyptian American women--Biography ; Jihad ; Islamic fundamentalism ; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 ; United States--Politics and government--2001-
Additional Subjects Darwish, Nonie ; War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  E184.E38D37 2007 WISE Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/29/2016
Edition Paperback edition.
Collation x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contains a new preface by the author.
Contents Notes
In the eye of the storm -- Growing up in Cairo -- Living in two worlds -- Marriage and family dynamics -- The invisible wall -- A new beginning in America -- The journey from hatred to love -- A second look after twenty years -- Jihad comes to America -- Arabs for Israel -- The challenge for America. When Darwish was eight, her father died leading a Fedayeen raid into Israel. Her family moved back to Cairo, where they were honored as survivors of a martyr for jihad. She grew up learning the same lessons as millions of Muslim children: to hate Jews, destroy Israel, oppose America, and submit to dictatorship. But Darwish became appalled by the anger and hatred in her culture, and in 1978 she emigrated to America, where she lectures and writes on behalf of moderate Arabs.