The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir Of Coming To America by Mohammed Al SamawiThe Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir Of Coming To America by Mohammed Al Samawi

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir Of Coming To America

byMohammed Al Samawi

Paperback | April 10, 2018

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A young man’s moving story of war, friendship, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.

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.

Title:The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir Of Coming To AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:April 10, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062791826

ISBN - 13:9780062791825

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“Driving social change in the Arab world is a high stakes game, and Mohammed Al Samawi gambles with his life. A memoir wrapped in a thriller, THE FOX HUNT is one of those rare stories that’s as gripping as it is important.”