Nabeel Qureshi Discusses 'Answering Jihad' with Media in New York City

RZIM speaker and New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi has been in New York City this week discussing his new book, Answering Jihad, in the national media.

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On Saturday, March 26, Qureshi will appear live on Fox & Friends at 8:40 am ET. He will be interviewed by Tucker Carlson, Pete Hegseth, and Anna Kooiman on the recent attacks in Belgium, the methods ISIS uses to recruit, and the role of family dynamics in Islamic culture. Please pray for wisdom and clarity for Qureshi as he seeks to shed light on these pressing challenges facing our country and our world.

Released on March 8, Answering Jihad is garnering tremendous interest from those looking for timely answers to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. Tuesday’s tragic attacks in Brussels have prompted even more questions about why peaceful Muslims who live among us are drawn into radical Islam, and Qureshi offers a personal, challenging, and respectful assessment on the way forward during these turbulent times.

Highlights from Qureshi’s media appearances this week include:

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USA Today – Opinion Editorial: The Quran’s deadly role in inspiring Belgian slaughter

“Western recruits for jihad are inspired by the literal interpretation of Muslim sacred texts. This is what we must address,” wrote Nabeel Qureshi in USA Today. “We need to be equipped to provide alternatives to violent jihad, alternatives that address the root of why so many Muslims are radicalizing in the first place.”

Fox News – Spirited Debate: Why are young Muslims being radicalized?

In an interview on “Spirited Debate” with Lauren Green, Chief Religion Correspondent for the Fox News Channel, Nabeel Qureshi explains why ISIS' strategy is closer to the origins of Islam than most are led to believe.

“Growing up I was taught that Islam was a peaceful religion, and everyone around me truly did believe that,” explained Qureshi on Fox News. “It wasn’t until I started reading the sources for myself – the Quran and the Hadith – that I saw the sources showed that Islam at its historical core was violent. It was that which got me to start thinking more about my faith.”

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Newsmax TV - Unfiltered: Reading of Quran Shows It's Not Religion of Peace

On “Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered,” Nabeel Qureshi explained how it was his personal study of the Quran that led him to leave the faith he was raised in.

"I encountered a reality which led to me make a decision — do I become an apostate and leave Islam, do I become an apathetic and become a non-Muslim or do I radicalize and follow the stuff that I'm reading?" Qureshi said on Newsmax TV. "At that time, I also encountered Christianity and the message of the gospel and that's what ultimately grabbed my heart and changed me."

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Nabeel Qureshi was also interviewed on The Kevin McCullough Show March 22 commenting on the Brussels attacks and sharing his personal conversion experience.

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For more information about Answering Jihad, click here. To request an interview with Nabeel Qureshi, please email pr@rzim.org.

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