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Deborah Scroggins

Deborah Scroggins

Decatur Library Auditorium

February 21, 2012, 7:15 P.M.

The bestselling author of ”Emma’s War” returns to us with a compelling new book, ”Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui.” This powerful, well-researched book is a fascinating account of the link between Muslim women’s rights, Islamist opposition to the West, and the global War on Terror. It is seen through the eyes of two amazing women women who come from opposites sides -- Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the neuroscientist Aaafia Siddiqui -- and lays bare the cultural and sexual stereotypes embraced by both sides of a conflict that threatens to engulf the world. Journalist Scroggins, formerly with the AJC, won awards for her first book, ”Emma’s War: An Aid Worker, A Warlord, Radical Islam and the Politics of Oil.”