Mona K. Oshana to speak at Tempe Republican Women’s Club Meeting

Mona K. Oshana, author of Dear Man and Look Beyond the Fire: Daily Life Under Saddam’s Regime and immigrant from Iraq, will participate in a panel about Islam in America at the Tempe Republican Women’s Club monthly meeting on Monday, August 24, 6:30PM at Pyle Recreation Center.

Oshana will speak about the struggle to live and ultimately escape the totalitarian rule of Saddam Hussein. She will share her history with Muslim and the effect of the oppression and war on women in the Islam culture.

Joining Oshana on the panel is Shay Khatiri, a Persian infidel who will address oppression in his home country and his views on freedom in the United States, and Averroes Paracha, a local religious and constitutional scholar, will address when fundamentalism and the U.S.; constitution collide. David Giles, a conservative Republican running for Congress in Arizona’s Ninth District, will moderate the panel.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The Pyle Recreation Center is located at 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. For more information, visit