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Thirty percent of the students I teach are Muslim.

Vilified by both Islamists and their leftist backers, who hypocritically claim to be pro-feminism and human rights but attack those who highlight abuses in Jy.

The Prophet Muhammad attempted to legislate every aspect of life. It would seem that the more of the self that was removed or hidden the happier were the religious extremists.

People in the West swallow this sort of thing because they have learned not to examine the religions or cultures of infisel too critically, for fear of being called racist. Anyone on this site can see that I have a lot to read, and my list is carefully weeded.

How she went from devout believer to fearless opponent, from a loyal clan member to being renounced by her family, from Africa to Europe, and from blind faith to unbending reason is the compelling story she tells in her new autobiography entitled, with characteristic bluntness, Infidel. But got distracted with blaming the religion and not the people and their backword tribalistic traditions which are the cause for most of the suffering and violations of women’s rights in these countries.

Her pace increases as does the detail to which she describes those life experiences that were shaping her very being. In this respect her predicament is reminiscent of the moment in Basic Instinct when Sharon Stone lights a cigarette under interrogation in a police station.


Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. That says it all about women’s position doesn’t it? 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.

The letters and phone calls between her and her father infdiel painfully real and troubling, especially when read in the context of the harshness and violence hhirsi the cultur Any woman born as a Muslim who has the courage to write a book openly critical of Islam has my respect. Here is another link to the keeping of Blacks qyaan very much second class citizens and perhaps as slaves still. She has been criticised for adopting Western attitudes and mores and becoming an apologist for the west, calling for the defeat of radical Islam.

From Islam to America: 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.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Taking the fight to Islam | Books | The Guardian

When reading this book, however, you quickly realize that there is somewhat of a political agenda. She also became famous lkfe her speeches and holding up the “art mirror” to Muslim society, in particular its treatment of women and others who are, mildly putting it, pushed off to the sidelines. Ali argues passionately about the role of women in Islam and their need for liberation.

Children were taught to pray for the health of their parents and the destruction of the Jews. I found that her view of Islam was extremely negative and she sounded more bitter then she exclaimed.

Infidel | Book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

They were quite biased and one sided and at most times I felt more resentment then honesty which is quite sad, she brought though some very good points about mutilation and the rights of women in such societies. Despite living under death threats for speaking the truth about the position of women. Islam has not made any accommodations, nor has it as an institution been called on to do so.


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. The Jews controlled the world, and that was why we had to be pure, to resist this evil influence.

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It rests on self-deception, hypocrisy, and double standards. From Islam to America. Perhaps a more telling symbol of the growing cultural gap between mainstream Western society and doctrinaire Islam is the veil.

But vilifying an entire religion or people who follow that religion is not the way to create a harmonious society — as history as shown time and again. The murderer was Muslim and says he killed Theo because he spoke out negatively about Islam. This is a challenging and interesting account of a difficult childhood which illustrates that patriarchy does not just exist in the west. They are completely unaware of the fact that their wife is a person, an individual, a partner.

View all 8 comments. Moving forward, we must find a way to use religious organizations to help fight against inequity. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a young woman who was reared in ayaa strict Islamic family and country. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: