Worth knowing- by Nonie Darwish
"The West is in need of the truth, regardless of how hard it is to hear.” – Nonie Darwish, Wholly Different
Darwish courageously lays out everything Americans, especially Christians, need to know about Islam in her new book: Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values.
She’s the perfect messenger, as someone who spent almost half her life as a Muslim and the other half as a Christian. Through her experience and extensive research into both Islam and Christianity, Darwish boldly shares how Islamic values are in direct opposition to Western values.
In Wholly Different, Darwish exposes lies the West has come to believe like “Islam is a religion of peace,” when their holy book, prophet, and god call for the killing of Christians and Jews.
She speaks of the dangers of Islam’s resistance to assimilation, and our willingness to give them permission through multiculturalism.
It’s packed with examples from Nonie’s life experience as well as extensive quotes and statistics.
Although I’ve learned a few things about Muhammad and sharia law over the years, as a Christian who loves Israel, I knew that Muslims in the Middle East call Israel the “little Satan” and refer to the United States as the “great Satan,” but I learned more about Islam in Wholly Different than I have over the last decade.
For instance, did you know that the Koran is predominantly about the kafirs, or non-Muslims, rather than a book about Muslims? It’s the only religion whose holy text is focused on non-believers, and as Nonie notes, the West should be alarmed about what is written in the Koran about us, non-Muslims.
“The Islamic God, Allah, requires his followers to dedicate their lives to change, fix, convert, or kill kafirs, whom Allah calls his enemies. That, in a nutshell, is the holy mission of a Muslim if he is to please his God and go to heaven,” Darwish writes.
She clearly lays out the stark contrast between the Bible and the Koran:
•Jesus Died for Us vs. We Must Die for Allah
•Life Is Sacred vs. Death Is Worship
•We Are All Sinners vs. They Are All Sinners
•God the Redeemer vs. Allah the Humiliator