Nonie Darwish
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"Nonie Darwish" is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United. She is the author of three books: 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. Darwish's speech topics cover human rights, with emphasis on women's rights and minority rights in the Middle East.

Born in Egypt, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant general, who was called a "shahid (martyr)/shahid" by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, after being killed in a targeted killing by the Israel Defense Forces in 1956. Darwish blames "the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth" for his death. In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, and converted to Christianity there. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks/September 11, 2001 attacks, she has written on Islam-related topics.

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Giving an Oscar nomination to this film glorifies inexcusable actions. It may even encourage future homicide bombings.

Our play songs said that Jews were our dogs. A dog is an unclean animal in Arab culture.

Islamic terror has become an epidemic.

We want to inspire and give hope. Sometimes it takes people to see two women, one from Israel, one Arab, standing there, speaking together. It gives hope to Arabs and Israelis. It gives the feeling that peace can happen.

It will say that here is two guys who did terrorism ... and the movie won an Academy Award.

Prime Minister Golda Meir said that the Middle East will see peace when Arabs love their children more than they hate Israel. On behalf of many Arab mothers, this is one mother who not only loves her children, but also loves Israel's children.

I get discouraged when the media call terrorists freedom fighters. They think they are championing the underdog. But terrorists are not the underdog, they are brain-washed killers. The true freedom fighters are the brave moderate Arab voices who risk their life speaking and advocating peace and freedom.

In such a climate, children learn quickly to become like the oppressor and not like the oppressed.