The People in the Book

The New Crusades

The People in the Book:

Wally Guenter, 68, photographer and web designer.
Wally's wife, 57, prefers anonymity, especially from the internet.
Leonard Webb, 42, Wally's brother-in-law, a computer nerd.
Charlie, "dad," 80, Leonard and Wally's wife's father.
Karl de Jong, 60, Wally's counselor.
Pastor Greg, 30, Tuesday evening Prayer Meetings.
Sam Clemens, 66, Wally's photography pal.

Aamir Ibrahim, 26, Muslim extremist; his name means "civilized."
   aka: Hafiz Bashir, Aamir's false identity in Syria and Iraq.
   aka: Jorin Aslan, disguised as a Turk, to get back to Canada.
Amy St. Clair, 26, violinist, Aamir's former Canadian girlfriend.
Hazirah Ibrahim, 25, Aamir's sister; her name means "chaste."
Alexander Kucharski, 29, Hazirah's Canadian boyfriend.
Abqurah Ibrahim, 21, younger sister; her name means "genius."
Adl Ibrahim, 60, father; his name means "justice."
Yaminah Ibrahim, 55, mother; her name means "right and proper."

Detective Jake Klassen, 60, police detective, Niagara Region.
Detective Ed Spencer, 32, police detective, Hamilton District.
Ramona Szewczuk, 63, aka "Baryon," computer nerd.

Abdul Ali al-Sayed: Hafiz's [Aamir's] immediate commander in ISIS.
Umar Wahidi, 30, Toronto contact in terrorist cell.
Mike Feeney, 45, pilot of the Cessna.
Jerome Lavigne, 26, security guard at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Last, but not least, "God and/or Allah, "The Alpha and The Omega of Everything."


Testimonials from People in the Book

> Detective Jake Klassen: "This honour killing at Ball's Falls affected a lot of people. First, Hazirah, Aamir's sister, lost her young life, only because she wanted to marry Alexander, a white boyfriend. Secondly, Ramona, the older lady in Aamir's class, outdid him in a job interview for web design. She was killed by Aamir because he thought that women should be restricted to the house. Thirdly, Waldemar Guenter, the author of this novel spent his last days finishing, The New Crusades, as a therapy for the horror he'd seen."

> Detective Ed Spencer: "I investigated the Ramona murder in Hamilton. She was a talented old lady taking computer classes when others her age cringed at the thought of a computer. Jake Klassen and I almost had Aamir in our grasp but he fled to Iraq and joined ISIS. We got the parents though on a conspiracy charge, as well as aiding and abetting an honour killing."

> Designer Alexander Kucharski: "I intended to marry Hazirah. She was murdered through a wrongful notion of what is real honour. Her brother, Aamir, was a religious fanatic. To be fair, Wally also showed how crazy the Christian religion was during its long history. Waldemar Guenter blended history, current events and even romance into this creatively constructed murder mystery, The New Crusades."

> Therapist Karl de Jong:
"Wally was a talented photographer, and if I may say so, an excellent writer. He saw the religious struggles in the world between Muslims and Christians as an ongoing problem, going back even before the Middle Ages. I don't blame Wally for wondering if the Crusades were a never ending story. That's why people think we indeed have a New Crusades. Wally thought that honour killing was an extreme misinterpretation of the Holy Qur'an."

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