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Delmarva Today 06-25-2021 part two

Harold Wilson’s guest is Arthur Magida, author of Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi Occupied Paris. Magida discusses his account of the life and work of British spy Noor Inayat Khan. Noor was raised by her father Inayat Khan, a Sufi teacher and lecturer whose central belief was “True religion is the sea of truth.” At the same time, lying was a spy’s stock and trade. Magida says that “Without deceit and guile, an agent was a dud. Probably a dead dud.” In addition to how Noor carried out her secret broadcast work to London for the SOE, how she remained true to her Sufi sense of truth in the dangerous and deceitful world of Nazi occupied Paris is fascinating in itself. 


Chris Ranck is Delmarva Public Media's Executive Producer, Program Director and Automation Engineer.