Mark A. Gabriel, PhD, was able to quote the entire Quran by the time he was twelve years old. Raised in Egypt--in the midst of a breeding ground of Islamic terrorists--he spent his formative years deep inside the confines of Muslim influence. His own family disowned him after he converted to Christianity, and angry Muslims tried to kill him several times. He escaped his homeland and now resides in the United States. A widely sourced expert on Islamic teaching and the Middle East, he was former lecturer at Al-Azhar University.