A Pulitzer Prize Winning Book on The Survivors of War

Last month, on a long international flight to Asia, I read a novel by Anthony Doer. All The Light We Cannot See is the Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2015 and yet, I was reading it for the first time. I was struck by its historical setting, simple language, and striking storyline. This is the story summary:  After finishing the book, I made a list of its most revealing parts: a … [Read more...]

Living True Islam Negates Violent Extremism

My entire life, I've heard this one simple line: write the book you want to read. The trouble is that most people I know didn't want to read about violent behavior. Until now.  But when writing about terrorism, or violent extremism, it's equally important to learn about 'true' Islam. I have spent nearly two decades trying to understand why and how extremists manipulate religion for political and … [Read more...]