The Infidels: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

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Written by Joe David

As touching as The Story of Anne FrankAs frightening as an ISIS beheading …

 

The reader would do well to begin this book early in the day, as, once started, it is virtually impossible to put down.

Cheryl Gatesworth

The Pipeline News

 

Reading the book “The Infidels” by Joe David is like entering a time machine and watching a rerun of today’s Middle Eastern news, where only the names have been changed but no innocents are being protected. The story related in the book occurred a hundred years ago, but it is repeating itself today. 

Rochel Sylvetsky

Israel National News

 

Joe David’s latest book is in the great tradition of novels like Forty Days of Musa Dagh and histories like the Rape of Nanking. It reveals the scars of brutality and inhumanity as history intersects with the ordinary lives of innocent people.

Editor George Thomas Kurian

The World Christian Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press, 2001)

The Nelson New Christian Dictionary (Thomas Nelson, 2002)

 

I found Joe David’s version of a rarely discussed genocide, the plotted murder of the Assyrians by the Kurds and the Turks during World War I, to be thoroughly engrossing. In writing his novel, David not only demonstrates a significant knowledge of the customs and history of the times, but he also vividly brings to life the past in an exciting and meaningful way.

Anahit Khosroeva, PhD

Senior Researcher, Institute of History

National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

 

The Great War began with two shots: one aimed at the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Hapsburg throne, and the other aimed at his wife, Sophie. What many thought would be just another Balkan squabble quickly escalated into a major war felt around the world.

As Europe burst into flames and millions of soldiers began battling the forces of nationalism, the Ottoman Turks joined arms with the Germans and extended the conflict to their longtime enemies, the Russians and the Christians. Incited by secular leaders in Constantinople, northwestern Persia became a warzone in which radical religious tribes invaded Christian villages and systematically martyred hundreds of thousands of ‘infidels” who dared to resist conversion.

On a small slice of ancient, isolated land owned by a wealthy Assyrian family, a young Christian girl awakens to the brutal massacre of her race in a war that she is too young to understand. Stripped of her privileged and comfortable existence, pursued by a Muslim governor – a symbol of the rising new world order – and surrounded by hostility and greed, deep-sated hatred and unspeakable horrors, she must somehow come to terms with the nightmare that her life has become.

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 The past is revived again in this exclusive printing of The Infidels

First published in Great Britain in 2014

The first chapter

Author’s television  interview

Silencing the Past

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Joe David is the author of numerous articles and six books, his latest, The Infidels, is a historically accurate recreation of his mother’s experience. For more information, visit www.bfat.com.

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About the author

Joe David

Joe David is the author of numerous articles and six books, including three novels, The Fire Within (an examination of contemporary issues in education), Teacher of the Year (the witty unmasking of an educator), and The Infidels (a poignant story about the genocide of Christians by Muslim Turks). For more information, visit www.bfat.com

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