“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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Infidwl starts with the life of her grandmother and later mother in Somalia with such a vivid description of very strict life in Muslim community. But that doing so for Islam encourages and furthers a culture where their holy book says women can be beaten by their husbands if they are mischievous. We Muslims could shed our attachment to those dogmas that clearly lead to ignorance and oppression….

Little by little, she dropped hidsi trappings of her culture liffe religion. Asking “why” prompts kicks and thrashings so both males and females learn not to ask questions and grow into adults with a very narrow world view. 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.

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The next day, I lent him my copy of the Quran so that he’d have some background on the basic text of the religion he was trashing.

She decries the liberal West’s penchant for turning a blind eye to the abject misery, suffering and physical abuse of women. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament.

Ali was born in Somali and raised in a Muslim family. InHirsi Ali came to the Netherlands aki a refugee.

Even before then, her attacks on Islamic culture as “brutal, bigoted, [and] fixated on controlling women” had generated much controversy. I started off in a position where none of these women ayxan visible anyway except as proxies to be put forward to get subsidies from the government. Liberals, she says, have shirked the responsibility of making the case for their own beliefs.

Isolation, poverty, and the horrors of war plague many. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The death threat was pinned with a knife to the murdered corpse of the dutch film-maker, Theo van Gogh, who produced a short film criticizing islamic treatment of women for Ms. Some of the reviews on GoodReads for Infidel have accused Ayaan Hirsi Ali of using the platform of autobiography to expound her political views and have suggested that any American reading this book may not pick up on a perceived subtlety of doing so whereas, one suspects, in Holland this is quite obvious.


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Write a customer review. I so respect Ayaan Hirsi Ali. It is from these people, honest and kind, that the fallacy has arisen that Islam is peaceful and tolerant. Throughout history, …more I think I will invent a word “Andyphobia” And anyone who dares criticize me or my ideas will henceforth be labeled an Andyphobe.

The doctor has devised infidfl new cut called the ‘harem cut’ designed to stop sexual pleasure for women and to enhance it for their masters, as he calls their husbands and owners.

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She is currently living in America, working for Infldel American Enterprise Institute – a centre right think tank. Again Hirsi Ali does not look around for a fence to sit on. She wants to abolish sharia and set Muslims women free.

View all 25 comments. As a result she became a victim of death threats and had to live in hiding.

Taking the fight to Islam

Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, 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 largely ruled by despots. It is one version of events, as perceived by the men who wrote it years after the Prophet died. No one who reads her [memoirs] will doubt the self-questioning and the rigorous honesty of her mind.

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 higsi victimization of Islamists and their despicable hirwi backers, for speaking the truth and standing up against evil and abuse of women.

He was brought up Muslim but now is anti religion in the extreme seeing it just as a political power trip to control people. No book will make you more thankful to have been born in America than the book Infidel. If you only read one more book this year – make sure it is this one.


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I taught a young man from Egypt whose mother was a visiting ENT doctor. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Growing up in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and across eastern Africa, Ayann described seeing beatings, wli amputations and beheadings, and depicted receiving violent beatings and jnfidel at the hands of her own family.

See all 8 questions about Infidel…. She took a degree in political science at Leiden lifd – no mean hirsl for a refugee without any previous ai ambition – after which she became a researcher with a Labour party think tank, looking at immigration.

Boys become men accepting violence as a means to an end and an unrealistic belief in their superiority and entitlement. We change our school traditions so that we do not offend people who h This would have been a four star rating, but I’m upping it to five because this book has significantly altered my world view.

The letters and phone calls between her and her father are painfully real and troubling, especially when read in the context of the harshness and violence of the cultur Any woman born as a Muslim who has the courage to write a book openly critical of Islam has my respect.

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I also cannot imagine growing up under the awful clan system that exists in Somalian jirsi other cultures. 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.