New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/15/2014 -- A new, bold and thought provoking novel, ‘Osama’s Jihad’, is coming soon. The novel tackles two of today’s social phobias—homophobia and Islam- phobia. The main character, Osama, explores the social norms of Arab/Muslim communities in the US. The novel tackles social and religious taboos, while exploring issues like women’s rights, as well as the rights of Lesbians, Gays and Transgender in the Arab/Muslim world.
“I have dedicated the last 5 years to authoring a novel that brings to light numerous challenges faced by both Arab Americans and Homosexuals, while instilling a sense of hope and spreading a message of unconditional love.”
Osama’s Jihad also attempts to bridge the widening gap between westerners and those of Muslim or Arab origins, as it addresses some of the major stereotypes and media portrayals.
“It is a book about the struggle concerning social norms and rights across two 'thought to be' very different worlds with the foundation being a story about unconditional love”
About Hani Selim
Hani Selim is an American/Egyptian author. Living his life equally between Cairo and New York City has allowed him to blend the best of his two worlds while discovering the world at large. Hani has been a consultant to the United Nations for a number of years where he has worked on a wide range of issues, including Gender Equality, Human Rights, Children in Armed Conflict, Persons with Disabilities, Autism Awareness, AIDS, Earth Day and Climate Change.
For more information about this topic, please contact Hani Selim at Hani@haniselim.com or please visit the kick starter project page: https://bitly.com/Tt4K20.