Author Joe David will discuss the unfinished war of the radical Muslims against the Christians during a Women’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) luncheon, Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“So much of what we are told about Islam needs to be re-evaluated from an historical perspective,” the author of The Infidels said. “What we are witnessing today in the Middle East is not new; instead, it is a repeat of what has happened many times before since 630 AD. Despite what propagandist say, Islam isn’t a religion of peace.”
David whose family were Assyrian Christians were among the many victims of the “race murders” (i.e., genocide) during World War I. Because they were prominent Christians, they were the first to be murdered by the Muslim Turks during the purge of the Middle East. “I will always remember my mother’s bullet wound below her left breast, which I first saw as a child,” he said. “It is my reminder of the horror she witnessed when she was a young girl in Persia.”
David will connect her story to the relevant aspects of history that led to the massacre of millions of Christians during World War I. “It wasn’t easy writing The Infidels,” David admits. “To tell my mother’s story I had to reconstruct the past and confront a minefield of emotions that I had spent most of my life avoiding.”
The Infidels is David’s sixth book. It is about the often overlooked war in Northwestern Persia, when the Muslim Turks, with the blessings of the Germans, began to savagely massacre millions of Christians during a jihad, declared to cleanse the Ottoman Empire of “infidels.”
The Reception-Luncheon is scheduled, Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to non-members of the WNDC. Luncheon is $30 (non-members); $20 (members); and $10 for only the talk. Autographed copies of The Infidels will be available for sale at $18.95 each.