Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist who frequently speaks out against Sharia law and radical Islam. Born and raised as Muslim in Cairo and Gaza, Darwish moved to the United States in 1978 and converted to Christianity. She now serves as director of Former Muslims United, which seeks to educate the American public and policymakers about Islamic law and the threats faced by Muslims who try to escape Sharia. A senior fellow at the Center For Security Policy, Darwish lectures extensively on human rights, women's rights under Islamic law, the Arab-Israeli conflict, terrorism, and radical Islam. She is the author of Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law, and The Devil We Don't Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.
"So many people in the U.S. and the West in general assume that all religions teach essentially the same thing, and that their message is one of benevolence, charity, and magnanimity. While that may be true for many religions, it is certainly not true of Islam, especially in regard to women, unbelievers, and other despised groups. In this eye-opening book, Nonie Darwish lays bare the shocking details of just how sharply Christian morality and Islamic morality differ. Politicians and policymakers in favor of mass Muslim immigration, and clerics who think that 'dialogue' with Muslim leaders will fix everything, should study this book carefully and heed its lessons." --Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide(R) to Islam(and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad "Every serious student of truth needs this excellent book. Nonie Darwish's deep understanding of the Islam of her upbringing contrasts sharply with the truths she has learned through embracing Christianity. As a former Muslim convert to Christianity, she is in a unique position to present the reader with the crucial background information on the struggle gripping the modern world. Every Christian will benefit immensely from the profound information Nonie Darwish has gathered through firsthand experience and painstaking research. And open-minded non-Christians will learn valuable facts about both Christianity and Islam. Wholly Different is a book that people of all faiths should read." --James Tolle, pastor of El Camino Metro Church, the largest Hispanic church in Los Angeles "Wholly Different is a moving and fascinating experience of Darwish's discovery of Biblical values. This precious account of a courageous woman confronting the trauma of discovering and revising her past life's dilemmas in total conflict with Western values describes her final liberation from the past into values of truth and love. A most enlightening and well-analyzed book that should be widely read." --Bat Ye'or, author of Eurabia, The Dhimmi, and Islam and Dhimmitude