Nonie Darwish

Founder and President, Arabs for Israel

Nonie Darwish authored three books, ‘Now They Call Me Infidel”, “Cruel and Usual Punishment”, and “The Devil We Don’t Know; the dark side of revolutions in the Middle East”.  Nonie holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a journalist at the Middle East News Agency. She founded www.ArabsForIsrael.com, 1994, to promote understanding, peace and a new paradigm for Arabs to view Israel.

Nonie is a senior Fellow at the Center For Security Policy. In 2009, she co-founded www.FormerMuslimsUnited.org (FMU); FMU stands for freedom of religion and to protect the civil rights of people who were born in Islam and wish to leave their religion. FMU firmly stands against and expose the Islamic law that condemns apostates to death.  

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.

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.

Below is a list of some of the Universities Nonie lectured at:
Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, George Mason Law School, Cornell, NYU, Brown, Boston University, Virginia Tech, Tufts, Harvard Medical School, Purdue, UCLA, USC, Gonzaga, UCSB, UCSD, Pepperdine, Hebrew University (Israel), Oxford University (UK), Cal Polly, UC Irvine, University of Portland, Miami University (Ohio), Temple U,  Truman U, University of Miami Florida, American University, Wellesley, University of Brooklyn, University of New Mexico, Carnegie Mellon, Arkansas State U., U. of Toronto.

Dr. Mark Christian

Vice President, Arabs for Israel

Dr. Christian delivers what is undoubtedly the most singularly unique perspective on Islam in America today.  He brings relevance and authority to both the religious and political aspects of Islam and its global consequences.

Raised in Cairo, Egypt and trained as a physician who was destined to become a religious leader, always following in the footsteps of his father, himself a physician and an Imam.  He was also a member of the Egyptian military, and as such was very connected with high level government leadership, an association that would allow him a unique insight into current world affairs.  Eventually, after extensive Islamic theological and historical study, Mark would walk away from Islam, based on the inconsistencies he discovered.  After nearly 10 years of “spiritual wandering”, Mark would come to discover the truth of Jesus Christ and commit his life to Him.  If Mark’s experience and knowledge of Islam was confined to the religious, it would still be remarkable, but it’s his knowledge of the darker side, the radical Islamic political movement, that makes his perspective truly exceptional.  Though not a member himself, Dr. Christian had many family members, friends and mentors who were deeply involved with the radical Islamic group, the Muslim Brotherhood.  His experience with the Muslim Brotherhood revolved specifically around their “re-grouping” period, which, beginning in the 1970’s, gave him a direct view of their machinations and motivations.  Dr. Christian understands the relationship between Islam as a religion and Islam as a political movement like no other…and what this relationship means for Americans.

Dr. Christian speaks extensively regarding the Islamic agenda at work in America today.  He is both the Executive Director of Global Faith Institute and Vice President of Arabs for Israel.  He warns that the Islamic ‘invasion’ isn’t necessarily what is commonly reported in the press, but is actually far more insidious.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Noni ,
    I listened to your JUNE 3, 2014 C-Span talk
    "Islam and the West." I agree with many of the points you make...so glad that you differentiate between the religion/Koran's teachings and the people who call themselves Muslim. As you mentioned, many of these people do not really know what the Koran says and are just trying to be "good people." What I don't understand is how you are connecting "liberals" to pro-Islam politicians who want to sabotage AMerica....especially our President. That really seems like a stretch to me.