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Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
A Muslim woman defies the Nazis in WWII Paris.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 @ 8PM
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A docudrama film from UPF:
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. A Muslim with an American mother and an Indian father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in her father's Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged.
In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill's orders: to "Set Europe ablaze." After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied-fliers.
Betrayed by a French collaborator after four months, Khan resisted brutal interrogation by the Gestapo, escaping twice-only to be recaptured and sent to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
"American Muslims need to know and appreciate Noor's heroism. It is our story too."
-Mohamed Magid, President, Islamic Society of North America
"Most alluring because of her deep spirituality."
"With our media landscape filled with historical wartime accounts of various heroes and heroines and their respective call of duties, I honestly thought I heard it all. Then Michael Wolfe entered the picture and proved me wrong. Big time. "
"Docudrama builds case for compassion."
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