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Arab Feminist Speaks Out Against Radical Islam

By Mark Scott

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Buffalo, NY – Nonie Darwish is many things. She's the daughter of a martyred Palestinian. She's an Arab feminist. And most controversial of all, she's the author of a new book, Now They Call Me Infidel. Darwish is visiting Buffalo this week, making a series of appearances.

Nonie Darwish was born in Egypt and grew up in the Gaza Strip in the 1950s. Her father, a Palestinian army intelligence officer, was killed by an Israeli bomb. Her family returned to Egypt, where, she says, she was taught to hate the Israelis.

Darwish moved to the US as a young woman and came to appreciate the freedom and tolerance of this country. But it wasn't until after 9/11 that Nonie Darwish started to speak out against Muslim extremists.

Darwish joined us on the phone to talk more about her views. Click the "listen" icon above to hear Mark Scott's interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

Nonie Darwish will speak tonight at 7:30 on the topic of the West and radical Islam at the Nichols School.