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    Wholly Different: AFA’s March 5th Literary Cafe with Nonie Darwish


    Renowned author, speaker and former Muslim Nonie Darwish’s

    Wholly Different:  Why I Chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values

    The American Freedom Alliance is proud and delighted to host the first Los Angeles event showcasing Nonie Darwish’s newest book, one which we have long been anticipating not only because of its expected excellence, but also because of how truly important and conversation-changing it will be.  With the issue of Islam, “Muslim bans” [sic]  and so on in the news these days, this book provides much-needed factual insight into the differences between the Bible and the Koran, and how these differences have contributed to vastly different cultures and value systems.

    In short, through her extensive research Nonie discovered that everything about the sacred scriptures of Islam versus Christianity—from the character of God to the commandments believers must live by—was “wholly different.”

    Some of the more stark contrasts are:
           • Life Is Sacred vs. Death Is Worship
           • We Are All Sinners vs. They Are All Sinners
           • God the Redeemer vs. Allah the Humiliator

    And many, many others.

    Join us for a Literary Café with Nonie and hear her describe the many, many differences she found between Biblical values and Islamic values, and the relevance of these differences to the tremendous divide between Muslim and Western cultures.  

    AFA’s Literary Cafes are great opportunities to meet others with the same concerns, intellectual curiosity and hunger for informed and stimulating conversation, not to mention the chance to meet brilliant authors like Nonie.  We hope you join us for an engaging evening, as well as hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

    Nonie Darwish has authored four books, Wholly Different; Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values, The Devil We Don’t Know; the dark side of revolutions in the Middle East, Cruel and Usual Punishment and Now They Call Me Infidel. 

    Nonie is a senior Fellow at the Center For Security Policy. In 2009, she co-founded (FMU), an organization that stands for freedom of religion and protects the civil rights of people who were born in Islam and wish to leave their religion.  In 1994 she founded,  to promote understanding, peace and a new paradigm for Arabs to view Israel.

    Nonie was born and raised as a Muslim in Cairo, Egypt and Gaza and lived under Islamic Law, Sharia. She lived in the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict during the 1956, 1967 and 1973 wars. Her father headed the Egyptian military intelligence in Gaza in the 50’s and led the ‘Fedayeen’ operations against Israel under the leadership of President Nasser of Egypt. He was killed by Israel in Gaza in 1956.

    Nonie is a Middle East expert and covers topics related to human rights and women’s rights under Islamic law, the Arab Israeli conflict, terrorism, radical Islam and its agenda. She lectures extensively on college campuses and internationally. She was published in the Guardian and Wall Street Journal and appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, C-SPAN, BBC and Al Arabiya. She has spoken before the European Parliament, members of the British House of Lords and at Oxford University. She was featured in several documentary films including ‘Obsession’. She has been given several awards for courage and was nominated for the Civil Courage Prize of The Train Foundation in New York.

    Nonie has lectured at countless colleges and universities including Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, and many more.   

    She holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a journalist at the Middle East News Agency.


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