My Accidental Jihad

My Accidental Jihad

Krista Bremer


Fifteen years in the past, Krista Bremer do not have been capable of think her existence this day: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, elevating young ones with Arabic names within the American South. Nor may possibly she have imagined the unfairness she could come across or the profound methods her marriage could swap her notion of the world.

But on a working path in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was once passionate and sincere—and he enjoyed event up to she did. From buddies to enthusiasts to some dealing with an unforeseen being pregnant, this can be the tale of 2 people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised through illiterate mom and dad in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a dedication to one another with out abandoning their very own identities.

It is the tale of a bicultural marriage—and aren’t all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we would become aware of that our mate is overseas to us, with very diverse language, thoughts, and assumptions approximately domestic and kinfolk. How we reply to distinction shapes our world.

Profoundly relocating and sometimes humorous, this meditation on tolerance explores what it potential to open our hearts to a different tradition and to embody our personal. it truly is Krista Bremer’s unforeseen fight to arrive past herself, her unintended Jihad.

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