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Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist, founder of “Arabs for Israel,” and is Director of “Former Muslims United.” She is the author of Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror and Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Implications of Islamic Law. Her newest book The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East, was just published this March. She is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant who was called a “shahid” by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser after being killed by the IDF in 1956.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam's Obscure Origins (ISI).
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com and executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books) and The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America with Robert Spencer (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton), (Simon & Schuster). She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, Andrew Breitbart's Big Government and Big Journalism, the American Thinker, and other publications.
Simon Deng is a refugee from Sudan and a survivor of child slavery. A native of the Shiluk Kingdom in southern Sudan, Deng spent several years as a domestic slave in northern Sudan. Today he is an American citizen, working as a lifeguard on Coney Island and leading the struggle to stop genocide in Sudan. He has addressed audiences across the nation. In May, 2005 he was invited to speak before the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. In March, 2006, Mr. Deng launched the Sudan Freedom Walk, trekking 300 miles from United Nations headquarters in New York City to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to call for an end to slavery and genocide in Sudan.
Wafa Sultan is the author of A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam. Born into a large traditional Muslim family in Syria, she says she was shocked into secularism by the 1979 atrocities committed by the Muslim Brotherhood against innocent Syrians, including the machine-gun assassination of her medical professor right in front of her eyes.
Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum. A widely published author, best known for The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007), he guest lectures at universities, including the National Defense Intelligence College, briefs governmental agencies, such as U.S. Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt's Christian Copts. Among other media, he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, CBN, and NPR.
Amil Imani is an Iranian-American writer, poet, satirist, novelist, essayist, public speaker and political analyst who has been writing and speaking out about the danger of radical Islam both in America and internationally. He has become a formidable voice in the United States against the danger of global jihad and Islamization of America. He maintains a website at www.amilimani.com. Amil Imani is the author of Obama Meets Ahmadinejad and Operation Persian Gulf. He is also 2010 honoree of EMET: "the Speaker of the Truth Award" at the Capitol Hill.
Andrew C. McCarthy is a bestselling author, a widely published conservative commentator, and one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on national security, law-enforcement, and the threat of radical Islam. He is a renowned former federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York, best known for leading the successful prosecution against the jihadist organization of the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, on charges of waging a war of urban terrorism against the United States, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Andy also participated in several other national security cases, including the investigation in Nairobi of al Qaeda’s 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Following the 9/11 attacks, he supervised the U.S. attorney’s command post near Ground Zero, helping launch the largest investigation in American history, involving hundreds of law-enforcement and intelligence agents.
Andy’s first New York Times bestseller was Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008), a critically acclaimed account of the Blind Sheikh investigation, including the challenges of political correctness; the government’s resistance to the reality that terrorism is motivated by a classical interpretation of Islam; and the folly of attempting to deal with a national security threat as if it were a mere criminal justice problem. His next book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 2010) related the history of the Muslim Brotherhood, its self-described “civilization jihad” against the West, its entrenched and expanding American infrastructure, and its collusion with the hard Left in an ongoing assault against America’s liberty culture. Besides being a New York Times bestseller, it reached Number 1 on Amazon.
As many analysts have observed, The Grand Jihad accurately presaged the Islamist uprising popularly known as the “Arab Spring.” That story continues in Andy’s new book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy. Just been released in September by Encounter Books, Spring Fever deconstructs the myth that the Middle East uprising is a struggle for freedom against tyranny. For the region’s Muslim mainstream, it is the predictable adoption of sharia, fundamentalist Islam’s repressive societal system, and it follows a pattern of Islamization that is familiar, even if rarely remarked upon. Indeed, it has been playing out in Turkey for over a decade.