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The Fox Hunt : A Refugee's Memoir Of Coming To America (2018, original release: 2018)
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Published: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition:  First edition
Description:  viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780062678195, 0062678191, 9780062678195, 0062678191 :,
Language:  English


Includes index (pages 317-324)

"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



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

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Riveting Memoir

An incredible true life story about a young Muslim peace activist who is rescued from war-savaged Yemen by a group of Westerners. The fact that his rescuers are Jews and Christians, people he grew up believing were his sworn enemies, make Al Samawi's tale all the more memorable.
This book does an excellent job of explaining the intricacies of the war in Yemen (of which I knew hardly anything about) and puts a very human face on this massive humanitarian crisis. It is also very informative about the Muslim religion in general, detailing the differences between the Sunnis and Shias...and how the global powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran exploit their poorer neighbors like Yemen.
Al Samawi's thirst for knowledge, his willingness to put aside his distrust of Jews and Americans, ends up saving his life. This is ultimately a story of connection, hope, and love...much needed in these unsettling times.
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