Evening with an Author

Evening with an Author

Evening with an Author: Featuring Nonie Darwish

Open to the public
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Georgetown University
Healy Family Student Center in the Social Room

Nonie Darwish will discuss her brand new book, Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values, at Georgetown University on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

For the first time, Darwish tells the whole story of her personal break with Islam, starting with the brutal physical violence and rigid class system she witnessed and culminating with the spine-tingling visit she received from President Nasser after her father, fedayeen commander Mustafa Hayez, was assassinated by Israeli Defense Forces. She lays out the “seventh-century values” of Islam that religious extremists are so intent on protecting through global warfare—values that set Islam apart from the other Abrahamic religions.

Ms Darwish was born in Cairo, Egypt, and raised in the Muslim faith. A former journalist and advocate for women's rights in the Middle East, she is the author of two additional books: Now They Call Me Infidel, and The Devil We Don’t Know: the Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.