“Infidel” is the personal story of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who, after a . I feel like my imagination isn’t big enough to even begin to comprehend what life. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali – One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the. Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s brave and inspiring memoir traces her journey from “Life on earth is a test, and I was failing it, even though I was trying as.

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Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled ayaah by despots. Here in Norway, infisel I live, everyone is ever so willing to adapt to immigrants.

What an incredible woman, and what an incredible communicator. She talks a alk in the book about Muslim women who are not able to make this leap, but who remain stuck in the rigid structures of their upbringing.

I can talk as much as I want about how glad I am that I no longer believe in all that nonsense, and not only won’t I be killed, hardly anybody will even notice. The faiths they have left have had to make accommodations if only cosmetic to attract new believers, maintain tax free benefits, avoid prosecution or just save face.

Dysfunctional in part because her family was rife with superstition, anger, and violence – largely because her mother was a volatile and depressed Muslim fundamentalist, from an incredibly restrictive culture, who foisted a whole stack of bizarre ideas upon her children.

I found it spiritually appealing to believe in a Hereafter. The general devaluation of women is endemic kife the world.

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It’s the word that Ian Buruma uses to describe her ayaa in his book Murder In Amsterdam Needless to say, she finds this appraisal of her ideas patronising. Our girl, back in England let loose a lot of bad language and sounded, just as she thought she was, terribly English. Jan 30, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Answer because Israel is Jewish and Jordan is Muslim. I left with a sense that she felt that if Islam is eliminated, misogyny and abuse will be eliminated with it. Sep 03, Mikey B.

The main story is the oppression of Muslim women, back where Hirsi Ali grew up but also in Holland, lifd African Muslim immigrants often seem to live the way they used to — outside Western society and in disregard of Western values.


Under its umbrella she started the AHA Foundation, which fights for women’s rights, especially concerning issues like FGM and and honour killings.

She went into Dutch politics and later became well known for her collaboration with Theo Gogh to highlight the situation of Muslim wome This is a fascinating autobiography describing a Muslim childhood and upbringing in Somalia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia.

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In truth there a,i probably room for both what Hirsi Ali calls ‘Tariq Ramadan gymnastics’ and her more uncompromising approach. Her escape to Holland and her emancipation from the darkness of her past is a great story. The first two thirds of the book are all personal account and analysis, but the last third calls for action.

I have known, worked with, and worked for some women who I am proud and privileged to have known, worked for and worked with. I don’t know that I agree with all of Hirsi Ali’s actions or arguments.

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May 05, howl of minerva rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are only a few black-robed wyaan on the island and from only a few of them have I experienced unmistakeable anti-semitism. If you only read one more book this year – make sure it is this one. Ali focusses on the role and position of women in Islam, including arranged marriage and FGM. Still it was unpleasant to hear Mt used as a curse word.

It was really a huge shock with big impact across the Europe. Have you read Of this book? If I could talk to her, I would tell her that she needs to get a couple of Muslim women around her. She recounts the horrors of genital mutilation in Somalia, the racial prejudice in A truly fascinating and inspiring autobiography of a true human rights activist and a truly courageous fighter who has survived the victimization of Islamists and their despicable leftwing backers, for speaking the truth and standing up against evil and abuse of women.

In that test, everyone should ideally live in a manner resembling, as closely as possible, the followers of the Prophet. The average Iranian Muslim is nowhere myy as extreme as these other countries. The children next door were taught to pray for the health of their parents and the destruction of the Infidl. A truly fascinating and inspiring autobiography of a true human rights activist and a truly courageous fighter who has survived the victimization of Islamists and their despicable leftwing backers, for speaking the truth and standing up against evil and abuse of women.


They’ve created these zones outside Paris where people from Third World countries are put together and excluded from the secular neutral model.

Just look at what she has done through the power of logos: See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. She earned her college degree in political science and worked for the Dutch Labor party. Heather’s Pick – Fiction. The rigid interpretation of the Quran in Islam today causes intolerable misery for women Remember Danish cartoon scandal? Her life story is one of many emotions, trials and tribulations and the efforts on lire part to seek equality on behalf of others reveals a great mind in a great person.

When she later got malaria and pneumonia she recovered. And as she said she couldn’t do anything that her husband didn’t want, that wouldn’t be Islamic.

See, even that is an incomplete statement. While this book taught me some about the particular religion involved it made light of the brutality of life for women living under the justification by that particular religion. I’m not going to say much I’m not putting this on hirai shelf except for Biography and history. She denounced Islam after the September 11 terrorist attacks and ym serves as a Dutch parliamentarian, fighting for the rights of Muslim women in Europe, the enlightenment of Islam, and security in the West.

A woman who has the brass to title that same book Infidel has my rapt attention. View all 8 comments.

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It spreads a culture that is brutal, bigoted, fixated on controlling women, and harsh in war. The squishy Liberal views that have, up to now, dominated my concepts about immigration, multiculturalism, integration, Islam, the burqa, and a live-and-let-live philosophy, have all been shaken and stirred beyond recognition.

Arriving in a German airport and speaking to a taxicab driver her first time out of the Muslim world, her reactions are classic fish-out-of-water comedy. People are people whatever their religion or politics. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle lire and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.