Some regard the story as unreliable, but I argued in an article in 2008 that we have good reason to believe that the account is in fact reliable. I also worked some with cultural background about this passage.
The article is available for download or reading here (Andrews University Press):
I was just reminded that Impossible Love–Médine’s experience as a war refugee and how we got together–is now on sale for $2.99 at some online vendors just until May 12 (Friday) and at the MOMENT even down to $1.99 at:
Others are better qualified than I to comment on security matters, and this is an older post, but now seems a valuable time to recount the story of two refugees’ experiences. Neither of these two constituted a security threat: they are the stories of my wife and my son.
Craig and Médine were interviewed today on American Family Radio concerning their book Impossible Love and Médine’s experience as a refugee. For those who want to listen to our interview, you can forward to 11 minutes and 38 seconds on the following link is: