Kresta in the Afternoon – February 23, 2017 – Hour 1

+  Trump's Immigration Ban: Separating Fact from Fiction

  • Description: The debate over President Trump's immigration ban has contained a lot of emotion and rhetoric and very little substance. Analysts have gone on and on about what may happen and have neglected what we actually do know about the order. We'll take a look at it with Timothy Carney.
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    • Timothy Carney
      Timothy P. Carney is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on economic competition, lobbying, cronyism, the political economy, the civil society, and electoral politics. He is concurrently the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner.
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+  Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values (2 segments)

  • Description: Nonie Darwish was raised a devout Muslim in Egypt, but it wasn’t until she immigrated to the US that she realized how completely the Koran had formed her life. Simple things we take for granted - polite apologies, respect for women, encouragement for children - were completely new to her. She flourished in Western society and discovered peace, freedom and human dignity in an entirely new way. Nonie joins us.
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    • Nonie Darwish
      Nonie Darwish is a human rights activist who was born in Gaza and raised in Cairo. She moved to the US and converted to Christianity. She is the director of Former Muslims United, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and the author of numerous books on Islam. Visit
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    • Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values

      Western countries are ignorant of true Islamic values, says Nonie Darwish. Darwish is an Egyptian-American, former-Muslim human rights activist who is frustrated with mainstream America's talk of tolerance and assimilation. In Wholly Different, Darwish sets non-Muslims straight about tenets of Islam that are incompatible with free society. For the first time, Darwish tells the whole story of her personal break with Islam, starting with the brutal physical violence and rigid class system she witnessed and culminating with the spine-tingling visit she received from President Nasser after her father, fedayeen commander Mustafa Hayez, was assassinated by Israeli Defense Forces. She lays out the "seventh-century values" of Islam that religious extremists are so intent on protecting through global warfare—values that set Islam apart from the other Abrahamic religions. (learn more)

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