June 27, 2009
Nonie Darwish: 'An Arab for Israel'
Nonie Darwish is an Egypt-born American writer. Her father was the chief of the Egyptian Military Intelligence in Gaza and was killed by the Israeli army in 1956. Nonie Darwish was brought up in the hate of Jews and Israel. She worked as a journalist in Egypt.In 1978, she moved to the United States, and converted to Christianity.Since September 11, she has advocated for a reform of Islam and peace with Israel. She has founded ArabsforIsrael. She is the author of Now They Call Me Infidel, Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and The War On Terror (Sentinel, 2006) and Cruel and Usual Punishment, The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law (Thomas Nelson, 2009). Slight, lively, she has gracefully accepted an interview in Paris.Véronique Chemla: Nonie Darwish, thank you for accepting an interview. Let's begin with your childhood...Nonie Darwish: I was born in Cairo and grew up in Egypt-ruled Gaza in the 50's. My memories of Gaza date until I was 8 and half...(Read Full Article)