Nonie Darwish: May 15, 2012


Woman who grew up in Egypt and Gaza knows Sharia law all too well; Continues to Warn America of a very real danger

No one is as qualified as you are to talk about your hometown. Nonie Darwish’s hometown is Cairo, Egypt and as a former Muslim who experienced Sharia law firsthand, she knows quite a bit about both and she fears greatly for her adopted country, the United States.

When Darwish was growing up in Egypt, a brutal president by the name of Gamel Abdel Nasser ruled the country with an iron fist. Her father was Nasser’s top military commander in Gaza for many years and was ultimately killed at the hands of Israeli Defense Forces in 1956. Darwish remembers the six-day war quite vividly.

She’s also converted to Christianity and has made it her life’s work to warn as many people as she can about the very real threat that is Islam. In fact, she has already seen techniques and tactics used by Islamists here in the United States that she says are trademarks of Islamic dominance of a region.

“They’re here,” Darwish says, “and I’m very, very concerned for the future of America.” Darwish says that among the most disconcerting things she has seen since moving to America is that she is seeing things that she never thought she would see in the United States.

“I never thought I would ever see the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House,” she said.



In The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East (Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-118-13339-2; March 2012) author Nonie Darwish explores in concise detail the recent powerful wave of Middle East uprisings that has fueled both hope and trepidation in the region and around the world.

As the ultimate fate and fallout of the Arab Spring continue to hang in the balance The Devil We Don’t Know examines the factors that will obstruct or support freedom and democracy throughout the Muslim world. Like no other, Darwish puts forth an honest assessment of what lay ahead.

Born and raised as a Muslim in Egypt and now living in the United States, Nonie Darwish brings an informed perspective of the potential outcome of the revolutions in the Middle East.

The Devil We Don’t Know is a thought provoking book that will add to the ongoing debate on what the future holds for the people and the politics of the region and on the ultimate compatibility of freedom and democracy in the Muslim world.



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.

Author of “Cruel and Usual Punishment”, a sociological analyses of Sharia’s impact on women/men, family, society and globally. She also authored ‘Now They Call Me Infidel”, 2006. Her third book “The Devil We Don’t Know; the dark side of revolutions in the Middle East” should be out in February 2012.

Nonie holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a journalist at the Middle East News Agency. She founded, 1994, to promote understanding, peace and support for Israel. She also co-founded, 2009, which stands for freedom of religion and civil rights of former Muslims.

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 spoke 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 was nominated for the Civil Courage Prize of The Train Foundation in New York.

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