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Infidel By Ayaan Hirsi AOne of today’s most admired and controversial political figures Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs iron will and extraordinary determination to fi I was watching the BBC's 'Muslim Beauty Pageant and Me' hosted by and starring Dina Torkia an English Muslim who wears hijab not the black stuff but pretty fabrics I thought this is going to be good Balance I'm going to see that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is feverishly hysterical and that what she says might apply to the immigrants from Africa and even so from Arabia but not to British MuslimsThe girls who all wore hijab and a lot of makeup looked very pretty They had to undergo physicals and psychological testing to make sure they would be the best representative of Miss Muslimah and a shining example to Muslim women all over the world Our girl thought the psychological testing was a bit much with one of the uestions being 'would you rather spend time with friends or have sex' LOL The girls liked singing Dina said that she had been taught that singing like her body and her hair were part of her attributes that should be hidden from men and she was really surprised it was acceptable I was surprised that her language 'Oh my God shit' and her husband's 'what the fucking hell' was considered acceptable from one so religious but perhaps that is me imposing my ideas on one of another faith But all this 21st century modernity went pear shaped and proved Ayaan right in the end They went to a village and Dina had to stay the night in a house where there was also an old man She felt she couldn't do this without a chaperone her husband so she phoned him in England and he said NO So she couldn't And as she said she couldn't do anything that her husband didn't want that wouldn't be Islamic She was submissive to him in every wayMost of the girls were from Indonesia but Miss Tunisia who was in every way uite ordinary was named the winner in a contest that looked totally fixed to Dina and to me She immediately spoke in Arabic on Palestine Gaza Ira Syria view spoilerAnd here is me silently saying Palestine was subdivided 30% into Israel and 70% into Jordan Why aren't you asking for the Jordanian majority of the land back It wouldn't be because they are Muslims and it isn't Israel you hate as much as Jews and the West hide spoiler

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Of Islam as a member of Parliament Under constant threat demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians disowned by her father and expelled from family and clan she refuses to be silencedUltimately a celebration of triumph over adversity Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken pioneering freedom fighter As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures no other book could be timely or significa I feel like my imagination isn't big enough to even begin to comprehend what life is like growing up in Somalia Kenya and Saudi Arabia as a female Muslim with an absent father and an abusive mother Even though Ayaan does a good job covering her youth and describing her life to those who have no frame of reference for that kind of life it still is hard to imagine It goes without saying that those of us born and raised in the United States have been so amply blessed; its almost beyond comprehension So the most interesting part of the book in addition to getting an insider's view and perspective on Islam is when Ayaan makes a run for it and becomes a refugee in Holland This happens about two thirds through the book so by the time she makes her escape I was almost numb to the brutality of her existenance as a female Muslim Watching her discover democracy and a country where people don't routinly kill one another is most amazing It gave me a fresh perspective on our way of life and how great it truly is despite its faults Ayaan after realizing that this non Muslim country was a great place even though her up bringing told her that all non Muslim places would be awful she begins some serious soul searching about her faith Again very interesting to watch her uestion and reason with her faith and the Western lifestyle I won't give away the ending but she concludes with a controversial thought why is abuse and intolerance allowed to be masked in the name of religion If you don't know who Ayaan is she made a short film with Theo Van Gough about the submission of women in Islam Theo was shot and stabbed to death in broad daylight in front of 50 witnesses His throat was slit and a letter was stabbed to his chest The letter was addressed to Ayaan The murderer was Muslim and says he killed Theo because he spoke out negatively about Islam

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FREE DOC ↠ READER Infidel By Ayaan Hirsi Ali ☆ 9780743289689 · One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next She made headlines again when she wGht injustice 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 largely by despots She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands where she earned a college degree in political science tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform I'm kind of shell shocked The suishy Liberal views that have up to now dominated my concepts about immigration multiculturalism integration Islam the bura and a live and let live philosophy have all been shaken and stirred beyond recognition Hirsi Ali is an extraordinary woman to have survived and risen above her incredibly dysfunctional upbringing 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 But her father was not a lot better Her description of her childhood in Somalia Saudi Arabia and Kenya is uite overwhelming For me one of the outstanding features was the degree to which it was permeated with burdensome religious ideas and the heinous practices that these ideas generated Even just the degree of time they had to spend learning about Islam and the uran meant they were limited in the time they had to learn about other thingsThe incredible thing was that when Hirsi Ali finally absconded to the Netherlands and met Western culture and ideas she was able to take huge intellectual gulps of fresh air and embrace the freedom politics and fairness of the society she found there She talks a lot 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 This was not so for Hirsi Ali she learnt Dutch educated herself and eventually even ended up as a very popular member of parliamentOf course there are many Muslims who practise a benign and philanthropic form of Islam but Hirsi Ali makes it very clear that this is not always the case and it is not always the case in the West either She talks about Muslim enclaves in our cities where all sorts of gross Islamic traditions are still being continued forced marriages domestic violence against women FGM and honour killings She makes it clear that fundamentalism can often be an issue in immigrant societies and she stresses the difficulties of changing these attitudes and how these attitudes are often embraced by younger generationsShe is currently living in America working for The American Enterprise Institute a centre right think tank Under its umbrella she started the AHA Foundation which fights for women's rights especially concerning issues like FGM and and honour killings If I have moved a metaphorical five miles over the course of my life Hirsi Ali has moved at least a hundred miles over the course of hers I am still stunned by what she has managed to achieveWhat an incredible woman and what an incredible communicator If you only read one book this year make sure it is this one There are a lot of articles uestioning Hirsi Ali's attitudes Here is onehttpwwwslatecomarticleslifefa