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The fox hunt : a refugee's memoir of coming to America

Author: Mohammed Al Samawi
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Born in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he'd previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Mohammed Al Samawi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammed Al Samawi
ISBN: 9780062678195 0062678191
OCLC Number: 1030586047
Notes: Includes index (pages 317-324).
Description: viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Weak ties, strong bonds --
Contradictions --
Reason and religion --
Rinse and repeat --
The economics of love --
The book of Luke --
The fox hunt --
Up, up, and away --
Consequences --
If at first you don't succeed --
You say you want a revolution --
Are you home? --
A man of my word --
Clear and present danger --
Call to prayer --
The Justice League --
The ones who said yes --
Good news and bad news --
A new hope --
Network of networks --
Luck be a lady --
The waiting game --
Fantasia --
Go, go, go --
What just happened? --
If you can't stand the heat, get out of Djibouti --
The promised land --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Mohammed Al Samawi.

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"Born in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was twenty-three, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read cast doubt on everything he'd previously believed. After connecting with Jews and Christians on social media, and at various international interfaith conferences, Mohammed became an activist, making it his mission to promote dialogue and cooperation in Yemen. Then came the death threats: first on Facebook, then through terrifying anonymous phone calls. To protect himself and his family, Mohammed fled to the southern port city of Aden. He had no way of knowing that Aden was about to become the heart of a north-south civil war, and the battleground for a well-funded proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. As gunfire and grenades exploded throughout the city, Mohammed hid in the bathroom of his apartment and desperately appealed to his contacts on Facebook. Miraculously, a handful of people he barely knew responded. Over thirteen days, four ordinary young people with zero experience in diplomacy or military exfiltration worked across six technology platforms and ten time zones to save this innocent young man trapped between deadly forces-- rebel fighters from the north and Al Qaeda operatives from the south. The story of an improbable escape as riveting as the best page-turning thrillers, The Fox Hunt reminds us that goodness and decency can triumph in the darkest circumstances."--Page 4 of cover.

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