Sam Wazan was born in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1975, the Lebanese civil war broke out transforming his family's neighborhood into a combat zone. He was ten and a half years old. For fifteen years, remorseless snipers, indiscrim-inate explosions, and religious massacres surrounded his neighborhood. In 1989, Wazan emigrated to the USA motivated by the realization that it was hopeless to aspire for security and prosperity in a country ensnared by religious violence and geopolitical conflicts. Wazan earned an MBA and worked in the shipping, management consulting, and Information Technology industries. In 2000, he founded an Information Technology services firm, which he sold in 2005. It was in 2009, when Wazan left a prestigious position to write The Last Moderate Muslim. He was propelled by the desire to catalyze peace from the ground up. His subject matter expertise in the Qur'an, Islam, Muslim, Arab, and Middle Eastern culture enabled him to fuse his war stories with lessons learned for a better world. Wazan is an authentic voice for peace. He is a sought out inspirational speaker delivering speeches about ending religious violence and building bridges across cultural differences. Wazan serves as a Global Trustee at United Religions Initiative. He chairs the programming committee at Char-lotte's Cooperation Circle, and an active member of the Comparative Religions committee at Temple Beth El.Présentation de l'éditeur :
“... a provocative and powerful new novel, The Last Moderate Muslim.” Charlotte View. The sole survivor of the Black Saturday massacre, young Ziad vows vengeance against the Christian perpetrators in Lebanon’s civil war. But when the vigilante Othman orders Ziad to murder innocent Christian students, he cannot shoot. His younger brother, Nabil, does and elevates himself to the ranks of jihadists. Upon his return home, Ziad’s father beats him for his cowardice and celebrates Nabil for his heroism. Ziad falls in love with Sophia, a Westernized Christian whose family plans to emigrate to America. Fundamentalist Sharia enforcers drag Ziad and Sophia from his car and chop off their hair. As wartime Beirut devolves into a hell where feral dogs feed on corpses in the streets, Ziad vows to follow his traumatized girlfriend to the US. Many thousands apply for the American visa, but precious few are granted. Will the American gatekeepers admit Ziad to the States, or is he doomed to the violent insanity of the Arab world?
Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.
Description du livre CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. État : Brand New. 366 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.92 inches. This item is printed on demand. N° de réf. du libraire zk1479389471