[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Muslim-Turned-Christian Activist to Address GOP Women | 08-15-2016
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
93°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 27
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]


Egyptian-born human rights activist Nonie Darwish will be the keynote speaker at the monthly meeting of Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated  on Tuesday. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. at Marie Callender’s restaurant, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia, CA 91355, with check-in at 10:30 a.m.

The cost, including lunch, is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made by calling 661-347-1015, emailing ProgramVP@SCRWF.com, or on Facebook at bit.ly/DarwishSCRWF8-16.

nowtheycallmeinfidelDarwish’s talk is entitled “Islamic Culture: Is it Compatible with Western Values?” She will elucidate the stark differences between Islam and the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of U.S. law and culture.

A former Muslim turned Christian, Darwish is president of “Former Muslims United,” a program of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (http://formermuslimsunited.org), and the founder of “Arabs for Israel”(www.ArabsforIsrael.com). She consistently warns the West of the dangers of Radical Islam and Sharia law, and has authored several books on the subject, including Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and The War On Terror and Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law and her most recent, The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East.

For additional details, visit www.scrwf.com or call SCRWF at 661-347-1015.

 

noniedarwishAbout Nonie Darwish

Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist. Darwish holds a Bachelors degree in sociology and anthropology and was a journalist at the Middle East News Agency before coming to the U.S. She founded www.ArabsForIsrael.com in 1994, to promote understanding, peace and support for Israel. In 2009, she co-founded www.FormerMuslimsUnited.org, an organization that advances freedom of religion and civil rights for former Muslims.

Born and raised a Muslim, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant general who founded the Fedayeen, a militant operation that launched raids across Israel’s southern border in the early 1950s under the leadership of President Nasser of Egypt. Hundreds of Israelis lost their lives in these attacks, most of them civilians. He was killed by Israeli Defense Forces in 1956. Meanwhile, Darwish and her siblings were taught in school to recite poetry pledging jihad against Israel. She blames “Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth” for her father’s death.

In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, converted to Christianity and became a U.S. citizen. About a year after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Darwish began writing columns critical of Islamic extremism and the silence of moderate Muslims.

Darwish is committed to standing up for the truth in the Middle East, opposing the jihad and terrorism against Israel and other countries, and supporting women’s rights. She lectures extensively on college campuses and internationally. She was published in the Guardian and Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, C-SPAN, BBC and Al Arabiya. She has spoken before the European Parliament, members of the British House of Lords and at Oxford University and was featured in the documentary film “Obsession.”

“What the West must do is ask the politically incorrect questions,” Darwish said, “and we Americans of Arab and Muslim origin owe them honest answers.” Additional information is available at www.NonieDarwish.org

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


SCV NONPROFIT LINKS

NONPROFIT HEADLINES
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
For 42 years Soroptimist International of Valencia has been committed to the Live Your Dream program awarding cash grants to disadvantaged women.
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
On Saturday, August 19, 2017, test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the 12th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport.
Monday, Jul 24, 2017
Marston's restaurant in Valencia will donate 20 percent of patrons' bills for breakfast, lunch or dinner to the fundraising effort for the new Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Tuesday, July 25.
Monday, Jul 24, 2017
Wolf Creek Brewery will host a "Pints & Paws" fundraiser at Wolf Creek Brewery to benefit the SCV Education Foundation on Tuesday, July 25 starting at 4 p.m.
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
The 21st annual "Heart of the West" fundraiser for the non-profit Carousel Ranch horse therapy program for children will take place at the ranch on Saturday, August 26 starting at 6 p.m.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
For College of the Canyons students grappling with mental health issues, immediate support is now just a text away.
Crisis Text Line Now Available for Students Struggling With Mental Health Issues
The William S. Hart Union High School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.
Hart Releases Fees For Free and Reduced-Price Food Program
Four College of the Canyons programs have been ranked by California Community Colleges (CCC) as Strong Workforce Stars, a new annual commendation for career education programs whose students show significant gains in social mobility and earning power.
Several COC Programs Make “Strong Workforce Stars” List
You may know Fargo and you may even know The Music Man, but do you know Don’t Hug Me?
July 29-Aug. 26: Musical Written by Local Playwright Comes to Santa Clarita
Deputies arrested a teenage girl for attempted murder Wednesday afternoon in the Shadow Pines neighborhood of Canyon Country.
Teenager Arrested for Attempted Murder
On Thursday, July 27, 2017 at approximately 12:03 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred involving a 2008 Toyota Scion and a 2011 Nissan Versa, on the southbound US-101 (Ventura Freeway), north of the SR-126 (Santa Paula Freeway) in Ventura, California.
Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on 101 Freeway North of SB-126
1876 - 223-foot Soledad train tunnel completed; last tunnel on line linking L.A. & S.F. [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, puppies and pints abounded at fundraiser Tuesday evening. Plus, the passing of a local legend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Bob Danis, Korean War veteran, United States Air Force interpreter, singer, trumpet player and Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center band leader, died Tuesday in Valencia. He was 85.
Bob Danis, Korean War Veteran, Senior Center Star, Dies at 85
Legislation introduced by Representative Steve Knight (CA-25), known as the Securely Expediting Clearances through Reporting Transparency Act, H.R. 3210, or SECRET, passed the House today with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.
House Passes Knight’s ‘SECRET’ Act; Senate Next Stop
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the department would seek further legal clarity on its obligations to conform to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brady decision.
Sheriff’s Department Seeks Clarity on Brady Decision
California Senator Scott Wilk will update the Santa Clarita Valley business community on state and local water projects at the SCV Chamber of Commerce's next "Good Morning SCV" breakfast on August 9.
August 9: Wilk Water Update at ‘Good Morning SCV’ Breakfast
CalArts alum Roger Holzberg (BFA 76), a cancer survivor and former creative director/VP at Walt Disney Imagineering, co-founded Reimagine Well, a revolutionary company that creates immersive healing experiences and builds custom virtual reality theaters in hospitals for pediatric and adolescent cancer patients.
CalArtians Collaborate on ‘Infusarium’ for Youth Cancer Patients
The monthly meeting of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission will take place at the Metropolitan Water District office in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 27 starting at 9 a.m.
July 27: Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission Meeting
Providence St. Joseph Health and Well Being Trust jointly announce the first round of $10 million in grants and contracts to mental health and wellness initiatives that will help vulnerable Californians.
Providence, Well Being Boost Mental Health Initiatives with $10 Million in Grants
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is partnering with Univision to host a mental health and immigration awareness telecast on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on KMEX, Channel 34.
July 27: County, Univision Host Mental Health, Immigration Telecast
The FBI and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station warn of kidnapping scams and offer tips about what to do if you get one of those calls.
FBI, Sheriff’s Officials Warn of Virtual Kidnapping Scams
Garrett Hampson totaled four hits and the Lancaster JetHawks outhit the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes but lost, 11-4, on Tuesday night at LoanMart Field.
JetHawks Outhit, But Don’t Outscore Quakes Tuesday
Local singer-songwriter Savannah Burrows headlines a show also featuring country cover band Double Wide at Central Park on Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m.
Savannah Burrows, Double Wide Bring Country to Central Park
Celebrate the benefits of vaccination during August, National Immunization Awareness Month.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Here's a list of the streets in Santa Clarita set for the city's Road Rehab Project from July 25 to August 4.
July 25-August 4: Santa Clarita Roads in Rehab
The California Highway Patrol's Newhall station will host a "Start Smart" driving class for teens at the station on Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 19: Newhall CHP ‘Start Smart’ Teen Driver Class
2002 - Hollywood premiere of Disney's "The Country Bears," filmed at Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon [story]
For 42 years Soroptimist International of Valencia has been committed to the Live Your Dream program awarding cash grants to disadvantaged women.
Aug. 1: Summer “Wine” Down to Raise Funds for Disadvantaged Women
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, A bear sighting was reported in Newhall Tuesday morning. Plus, the Child & Family Center and Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley are going forces and planning to merge. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The California State University (CSU) has partnered with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to develop the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs.
CSU Receives Grant; Will Fund Workshops for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs
The largest-ever concert series devoted entirely to the music of renowned composer John Luther Adams (Music BFA 73) takes place this week (July 26-July 30). Hosted by SFJAZZ, the festival takes place in several venues in San Francisco, including the Miner Auditorium, Grace Cathedral and the Sutro Baths at Lands End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Concert Series Devoted Entirely to CalARTS Alum
The Child & Family Center and Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley have announced their intention to join forces and merge into a single organization to better serve the needs of the growing Santa Clarita community.
DVC Merging Into Child & Family Center
Local artist Chrystal Walker presents a one-woman show at FastFrame Valencia, located at 24204 Valencia Blvd., during September.
Sept. 1: One-Woman Show on Printmaking by Local Artist
Santa Clarita deputies are investigating a report of a bank robbery at the Logix location on McBean Parkway.
Suspected Serial Bank Robber Hits Logix in Valencia
Santa Clarita’s night-time commuters might notice some slowing on the freeway in the coming weeks, due to some road construction projects, officials said Tuesday.
Officials Issue Travel Alert for LAX Commuters
Knowing that up to 70 percent of residential water is used for landscaping, it’s no surprise that conscientious homeowners are looking for efficient irrigation methods to minimize water waste, and lower household water bills.
Aug. 19: CSUN-al Offering Class on Water-Saving Methods for Home and Garden
CHP officers and Fish and Wildlife officials were unable to locate a bear reported near Calgrove Boulevard and Wiley Canyon Road, in Newhall on Tuesday morning.
Bear Sighting in Newhall
Despite robust closed escrow sales in June, California pending home sales slipped for the sixth consecutive month, suggesting an impending slowdown in the state's housing market as the peak homebuying season winds down, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.
State Sees Downward Trend in June Home Sales
On Saturday, August 19, 2017, test your strength, stamina, and endurance at the 12th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport.
Aug. 19: Annual Plane Pull Benefiting Local Non-Profit