ABC News covers “Without Warning.” In 30 minute interview, we discussed writing political thrillers that feel ripped from tomorrow’s headlines — and the dangers of Islamophobia.

ABCNews-WithoutWarning(New York, New York) — Today, I did a 30 minute interview on ABC News Live, the network’s social media platform.

Correspondent Amna Nawaz, a lovely American Muslim journalist of Pakistani descent, asked me about the process of writing Without Warning, where I get the inspiration and ideas for my political thrillers, and how I wound up meeting with the King of Jordan.

She also asked me about the intersection between fiction and reality, my thoughts about the differences between President Obama’s approach to ISIS and President Trump’s approach, and why as a Jewish Evangelical I’m deeply concerned about Islamophobia.

During the interview, I noted that President Trump is the first American President to ever use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” Neither President George W. Bush or Barack Obama used the term. I then called on Mr. Trump to give a major address defining what he means by the term, and urged him to be careful to explain the nature and magnitude of the threat to the American people, but also to always make clear that he’s not talking about all Muslims being a threat to us.

It was the most interesting interview I’ve done all week, and the first on this series about ISIS that I’ve done with a Muslim journalist. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch.

You can see the full ABC News interview by clicking here.

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