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My Accidental Jihad

Krista Bremer

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities. It is the story of a bicultural marriage—and aren’t all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is foreign to us, with very different language, memories, and assumptions about home and family. How we respond to difference is what shapes our families, our communities, and our world.

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities. It is the story of a bicultural marriage—and aren’t all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is foreign to us, with very different language, memories, and assumptions about home and family. How we respond to difference is what shapes our families, our communities, and our world.
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Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer would not have been able to imagine her life today: married to a Libyan-born Muslim, raising two children with Arabic names in the American South. Nor could she have imagined the prejudice she would encounter or the profound ways her marriage would change her perception of the world. But on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail. He was passionate and sincere—and he loved adventure as much as she did. From acquaintances to lovers to a couple facing an unexpected pregnancy, this is the story of two people—a middle-class American raised in California and a Muslim raised by illiterate parents in an impoverished Libyan fishing village—who made a commitment to each other without forsaking their own identities. It is the story of a bicultural marriage—and aren’t all marriages bicultural? In any marriage, we might discover that our mate is foreign to us, with very different language, memories, and assumptions about home and family. How we respond to difference is what shapes our families, our communities, and our world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Xe Sands

Length:

6h 29m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

24:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:18


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:53


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

12:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:17


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

08:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

09:43


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

39:07


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

16:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

08:29


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

28:28


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

15:25


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

25:06


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:34


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

17:45


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

10:23


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

25:38


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

31:02


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

15:21


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

26:04


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

00:08