A prominent anti-Islam author had to be protected by security during a planned speech at Georgetown University Tuesday night when pro-Muslim activists threatened her.
Nonie Darwish was entered and departed the event with guards and faced protesters shouting at her in hopes of causing a scene, said organizers.
Outside the event, activists at the Catholic university held a pro-Muslim demonstration and handed out a flyer that accused her of anti-Muslim hate.
Darwish was promoting her latest book, from publisher Regnery Faith, titled "Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values."
She was the guest of the school's College Republicans and her address, "Women in Sharia: A conversation with Nonie Darwish," was sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
The school has seen hot political debate over President Trump's travel ban targeting seven largely Muslim nations.
Darwish was born in Egypt and is a former Muslim who has been speaking out against it and Sharia law, claiming that they are "incompatible with free society."
Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute President Michelle Easton told Secrets, "This is a woman who spent 30 years living under Sharia law in Cairo and Gaza before finally escaping to America—only for some to attempt to oppress and silence her in the 'land of the free.' Why should ANY ideology be above criticism? Nonie has fatwas on her head in over 50 countries— countries that, if Nonie were to set foot, have an Islamic duty (under Sharia law) to imprison and behead Nonie. Why should her criticism of sharia law and the Islamic values that have endangered her very life be met with protests? Why are we not allowed to question and criticize Islam?"
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org