My Accidental Jihad by Krista Bremer

By Krista Bremer

Fifteen years in the past, Krista Bremer was once a surfer and an aspiring journalist who dreamed of a comfy American lifetime of experience, romance, and chance. Then, on a working path in North Carolina, she met Ismail, honest, passionate, style, but from a truly assorted international. Raised a Muslim—one of 8 siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya—his religion trained his lifestyles. whilst she and Ismail made the choice to develop into a family members, Krista launched into a trip she by no means can have imagined, an unintentional jihad: a quest for religious and highbrow development that will open her brain, and extra very important, her middle.

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