by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak
During one of Don Teague's visit to Iraq to report for NBC during the Iraq War, twenty-three year old Rafraf Barrak was a translator with whom he often worked. Through this work as a translator, Ms Barrak was able to support her parents and nine siblings. But because of this work for the enemy, her life was in danger. The danger continued to grow as the insurgency gained strength.
Saved by Her Enemy tells the story of the friendship of Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak, a friendship which crossed age, gender, culture and religion.
I found this a fascinating account. Mr. Teague, although he does not engage in political discourse, served eleven years in the Army Reserve and the National Guard. He is an evangelical Christian. He is a correspondent for a main stream television news agency. It is a mix that seems to suit him well and through which God obviously makes good use of him.
Ms Barrak is a brave young woman who engagingly shares the story of how she managed to come to peace with the choices she has had to make.