March 13, 2009 6:05 PM
Hello Nonie,I am proud of you,I am not moslim or jew ,I am catholic but I feel totally in love with jewish people and their homeland Israel,they defend our west values and without them everything will be a little darker in middle east.
I have to admit too that I am surprised to read all these polite and nice comments from Arabs and muslims,it´s a pity there is no more moslim people like you all over the world.
A big hug for you Noni,and all my respect and my neverending love to jews and good people all over the world.
April 8, 2009 4:13 AM
hello nonie,many Arabs in africa support the project " Arabs for israel " of peace and coexistence with israel, and recognize the legitimate state of israel.
el moussaoui moussa(morocco)
April 9, 2009 7:19 AM
Dear Nonie, and all the wonderful Arabs (and others!) for Israel,
May God Bless you all and may the day come soon, when we can all, Moslems, Christians, Jews, Bahais, Druse, Hindus, etc., live in peace and harmony in the Middle East and all over the world.
An Israeli-Jewish mother and grandmother
April 19, 2009 9:31 AM
Dear Nonie, as a person who was born and raised in a hospitible,caring,compassionate, Lebanese American household, I am greatly
pleased that there are voices from Arabic and Islamic networks, that are combating hatred and bigotry against our semitic brothers the Jewish people and support for their state of Israel.
Also as a son of a devout Roman Catholic father, and mother, I was always raised to respect other religious and spiritual beliefs, so intolerance for Jews is just irrellevent, because first of all our Prophet Jesus was a devout Jew his whole life and so were every prophet mentioned in the Bible,not just from a religious perspective am I against blind hatred , but also as a family-oriented human-being.
May 7, 2009 10:46 PM
Thank you for providing this web site. As a Lebanese-Canadian who supports Israel’s right to exist, I am glad to see that many other Arabs also feel this way. The Middle East needs peace. The Arabs need a neighbour like Israel that is role model of liberalism and democracy.
May 19, 2009 1:40 PM
Fred Maroun said...
I recommend a recently published book by a Palestinian-Canadian and an Israeli-Canadian who both live in Ottawa. The book is "Light Behind the Darkness" by Raouf Omar and Claude Weil. In this book, the authors talk about personal stories where individual Arabs experienced the kindness of individual Jews, and vice versa. It is a very moving book. It can be purchased through chapters.com.
June 12, 2009 9:22 AM
hi there .. I respect your efforts ..
but last time I supported israel in the internet , telling my personal information , I was arrested from my house in khartoum (the capital )and I was beaten for 7 days , my body was crushed like hell , I was studying pharmacy in a university , a lot of academic problems were infticted to me there ..I changed my religion long time ago but I can never tell anyone for fear for my life , my dad is very rich CEO of a super mega company in a gulf arab country , he didn't support me when I told him and inflicted problems for me ( including financial sanctions) , and by the way he is not different from the majority of millions of people here , most of muslim people in sudan think israel should be deleted and happy about what happened in 9 11 ,when a woman here were stoned to death (by "low") for infidality all of them said it was right -they should say so because this is the punishment for infidality for married person according to the share'a low-
I am afraid we people here in arabs for israel need alot of work ...
June 23, 2009 10:44 AM
hi there ..
thak you for pulishing my previous post ,I would like to continue about the stoned woman
and in fact I didn't get it because every women I saw while in prison was raped daily several time by happy policemen - and by the way many of them were very very beautiful ! -
but you know what , I do get it about the rapes in darfur you know why ? because also according to share'a low when the army of jihad invade a nation , women can be taken as ( sabaya , the singular : sabyia) = slaves -by the way share'a had never banned slavery but says it's good to free (your) slaves !!! , if you commit a sin according to share'a you should fast or feed a hungry person or pay someone to free one or more of his slaves ( fakko raqaba = releasing a neck) !!!
from anthropological perspective andalosia in spain was a wonderful civilization , but the big question is : what gave muslims the right to invade and occupy spain in the first place ?!!
lord knows how european sabaya will look like ,
very very beautiful definitely
June 24, 2009 7:25 AM
I am an American born Muslim of Lebanese and Iranian descent, and I want you to know that I support the state of Israel. I do not support any killings from anyone on either side; but I do believe that the intelligent, humanitarian Jews have Israel's best interest at heart and that they want to live in peace with others who live in their country. I think Islam needs a major overhaul so that the people are not so ignorant. Wake up Muslims!! I am tired of being attached to a bunch of primitive loonies. I heard something years ago and it never resounded so true as now: Islam is perfect, Muslims are not. Please wake up and think! Stop being blind sheep and following things in the religion that have been warped. God created us to use our intelligence, so just do it!
July 15, 2009 5:07 AM
I am fifteen years old and I live in the U.S. I watched "Obsession,' and was angry when I saw how schools are taught. I admit, I cried when I saw the children reciting the poetry, and later, holding guns (even if some were just toys). How someone could teach a child to hate that much is beyond me and truly appalling. When I saw the people dancing and celebrating the attack on the twin towers, I became distraught. So many people lost their lives, and so many families were left mourning the death of their loved ones. I can't begin to understand how someone could be so happy about the death of another human being.
I fully support your wish for peace, and I hope to become a respected writer like you. You have inspired me to stand up and show the world what I believe, and how I believe. I am a Christian, and I am proud of my religion. Thank you for standing up and showing the world that there is an alternative to war. God bless you, and I hope you live a long, fruitful life. I pray for safety on your family and success in your movement.
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Dear Nonie, I just finished reading your book "Cruel and Usual Punishment." It is AMAZING.ReplyDelete
I just wanted to let you know that you have a new fan. You are stating what so many of us knew or suspected. Why is it that we're so good at connecting the dots when our officials are not?! This is a rhetorical question, of course, as you cover this in your book.
I came here hoping to find a petition such as you mentioned in pgs 227-228. Are you going to start one?
Dear Ms Darwish,ReplyDelete
I just finished reading your book, "Now they call me infidel..." and I felt compelled to write to you. I do apologize for not reading it sooner.
Thank you for having the courage and the integrity to pen the book. It was an eye opening experience to read, although I must admit some of the Muslim "ideas and beliefs" are hard for me to comprehend. I can't understand any religion prompting hatred of others, since all three monotheistic religions have the same God and a belief in Abraham.
Even before I read your book, I believed Israel has the absolute right to a free state, after all it has been theirs for thousands of years. Being Catholic, we have not had the best history with the Jewish people either and for that I do apologize. You deserve our respect, since Christianity has its root in Judaism, and to that we are indebted (I'm sorry, I've always had a need to say that).
After browsing the web site, it is encouraging to see many positive entries from the Arab world. It gives hope for peace. I know that you can't say that out loud, but seeing it in writing is hopeful.
I look forward to reading your next book, to learn more about the Arab world. I commend you, Ms. Darwish and wish only the best for you and your family.
Peace to All!!
I am an 18 year old Canadian, and am actually Christian. Approximately two hours ago, my Political Science class finished watching Obsession. During the movie all I could think about was why, and how something could be taken so far. I was appauled that the United States and other Western countries have failed to accept the Jihad threat. I feel completely mislead, and it is extremely upsetting.
During the entire movie I wished there was something that I could do. Something that would stop children from learning to handle guns and stop them from hating so much. People in Western countries are too busy worrying about Global warming, and believe that "things like that don't happen anymore". It's completely inaccurate. Had I not seen this movie I would have spent the rest of my life thinking that "it's there problem" or "why can't they just get along". It's frightening to think of History repeating itself, and the fact that so many people don't view this as a threat.
I wish you everything but the best. It is people such as yourself that make the world a better place. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Dear Mrs Darwish,ReplyDelete
I commend you on your books which I am in the process of ordering - I look forward to reading them, but I know it will be more an informative and enlghtening experience rather than an enjoyable one (as you understand). Evenso it will be motivating, and I know I will cry due to the pain of your people - especially what the women have endured and are still enduring. I am basically horrified that such ancient barbaric punishments are still being carried out under Sharia Law.
I have always thought that Muslims believed Jesus of Nazareth to be at least a respected prophet (if not the Messiah -whom I believe Him to be.) Such being the case - how can His famous statement "Íf there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her" (when they brought to him a woman caught in adultery!) Of course the bloodthirsty men all walked away in shame, and Jesus did not condemn her, but told her to go home and not to sin again. It's called MERCY. Did Mohammed have mercy? I can still see an image of a beautiful woman - buried from her waist down in the earth, and covered in a veil and cloth such that she cannot move. I found it on he Internet two days ago. It is real and I am so disturbed by that image, which I can't get out of my mind! She is about to be stoned to death by heartless, barbaric, merciless men (possibly including her own family??) due to Mohammed's law of just punishment! This woman and others like her are the TRUE martyrs. They have earned their place in Heaven, and those who so cruelly tortured and murdered them have earnt their place in HELL! God have mercy on them, yet they showed none themselves, and in spite of whatever religion one follows all humans have a conscience, and mostly recognise good from evil, right from wrong. There is no excuse for such barbaric cruelty - none!!
You are one brave and courageous lady Mrs Darwish, and may God and all His saints bless and protect you always!!
this blog is great.ReplyDelete
live and let live.
Dear Nonie, I just finished reading your book "Cruel and Usual Punishment." It is AMAZING.ReplyDelete
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It is rather better to take some more time in order to arrive to a sensible conclusion; instead of being impulsive, making a decision at the drop of a hat & then repenting it for centuries to come.
I am a Mechanical Engineer by profession; & I work with many people (Colleagues, customers, suppliers) belonging to different cultures, religions, etc. We do have differences in opinions; but we don't let that bother our harmony - We only appreciate differences in opinion if it gives rise to a new innovation/creativity :)
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