In The Name Of God

October 28, 2008|
In The Name Of God by Paula Jolin
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A 17-year-old Syrian girl's strengthening religious and political beliefs put her on the path toward Islamic fundamentalism.

They talked about doing things, of course, these macho cousins and uncles of mine. But nothing happens. God did not reward the Muslims for waiting in patience while the Unbelievers picked them off one by one, did He? God helps she who helps herself, she who helps the Muslims. Someone has to take control, right? I've already decided that someone will be me.

Nadia is an excellent student, daughter, and sister, living in Damascus, Syria. Above all, she strives to walk the straight path and follow the laws of Islam. But she's confused by the world around her and how she fits into it. She's conflicted about her Westernized cousins, the internal struggles of her country, and the war raging in Iraq.

When her cousin is arrested by Syrian authorities for speaking out-betrayed by someone in the family-Nadia finds herself drawn into the dark world of Islamic fundamentalism. And she's about to face the biggest decision of her life.

Paula Jolin spent most of the last decade living and working in the Middle East. She has a masters degree in Islamic Studies and has written a number of non-fiction articles about Islam and the Arab world that have appeared in national children's magazines, including Calliope and New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. She i...
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Title:In The Name Of GodFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.52 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.52 inPublished:October 28, 2008Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312384556

ISBN - 13:9780312384555

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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