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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 3, 2022 – Hour 2

Luke O’Hara shares stories of the Japanese martyrs and Nonie Darwish tells why she chose Biblical values over Islamic values.

The Witness of the Japanese Martyrs

When we think of Japan’s history, the image of the samurai warriors typically comes to mind. But did you know some of the samurai were Catholic? And one of them, Paulo Uchibori, was tortured and martyred because he refused to renounce his faith. Both he and his sons were killed during the Lenten season. Luke O’Hara tells their story.

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Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values

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.

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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