“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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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Inffidel you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In this profoundly agaan memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin and Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Qyaan, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard hrisi the West.

One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist’s murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. Infidel is the eagerly awaited story of the coming of age of this elegant, distinguished — and sometimes reviled — political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, Hirsi Ali recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion.

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 Jirsi Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, 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 immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament.

Even though she is under constant threat — demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her family and clan — she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience mj become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to lief democratic ideals with zyaan pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant.

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Readers with an eye on European politics will recognize Ali as the Somali-born member of the Dutch parliament who faced death threats after collaborating on a film ayaqn domestic violence against Muslim women with controversial director Theo van Gogh who was himself assassinated.


Even before then, her attacks on Islamic culture as “brutal, bigoted, [and] fixated on controlling women” had generated much controversy. In this suspenseful account of her life and her internal struggle with her Muslim faith, she discusses how these views were shaped by her experiences amid the political chaos of Somalia and other African nations, where she was subjected to genital mutilation and later forced into an unwanted marriage.

While in transit to her husband in Canada, she decided to seek asylum in the Netherlands, where she marveled at the polite policemen and government bureaucrats. Ali is up-front about having lied about her background in order to obtain her citizenship, which led to further controversy in earlywhen an immigration official sought to deport her and triggered the collapse of the Dutch coalition government.

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Apart from feelings of guilt over van Gogh’s death, her voice is forceful and unbowed—like Irshad Manji, she delivers a powerful feminist critique of Islam informed by a genuine understanding of the religion.

Set against a terrifying geopolitical landscape of African wars and Muslim fundamentalism, Hirsi Ali addresses timely topics: See imfidel Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: February 6, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. See all customer images. Read reviews that mention hirsi ali ayaan hirsi must read saudi arabia well written van gogh muslim women read this book theo van highly recommend genital mutilation arranged marriage eye opener eye opening dutch parliament human rights united states death threats recommend this book middle east.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Her story is one of defiance and great courage. You will see Islam through her eyes and feel her fear, and anger. You will be impressed with the courage that it took this young twenty-two year old girl to hirzi a marriage she did not want and to escape to a culture that she had been taught to detest. You will see how gradually the light was turned on and she began to see the falseness of all she had been taught.

You will cheer her fight to bring awareness to the plight of Muslim women and girls who are basically slaves to an ideology that denies their personhood. Fathers, brothers, and other male relatives have totally control over their lives. Ayaan risk her life to tell the truth about the abominable treatment of Infidep women, not only in the Arab countries but also how they are importing their beliefs to European countries.

She has been under the threat of death from Muslim clerics, has had to go into hiding, and has stood and faced it all with dignity. No book will make you more thankful to have been born in America than the book Infidel. It is a must read. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Marxist state socialism, welfare-state socialism, and, most toxic, Islam.

Depending on the estimate, somewhere between 60 million and million political murders later, Marxism, and its offshoot, fascism, only require explanation for the terminally ignorant.

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 ayazn treatment of women for Ms. As for Islam, and this book, per Ms.

This is a must read for anyone willing to approach the subject of Muslim women’s rights with an open mind. Ali delivers a critique of Islam from a former insider’s point of view pointing out habits and customs that should be banned all over the world. She decries the liberal West’s penchant for turning a blind eye to the abject misery, suffering and physical abuse of women.


Infidel was on my shelf for a long time and I finally got to it. It was an excellent, well written personal account of Ali’s journey of such a conservation perspective of Islam and her journey of escaping consistent mental and physical abuse from her mother if we ingidel call her that and the constant reminders of how Islam should be applied through their eyes.

Ali provides historical backgrounds that allow you to understand the mentality of whom she was frequently around in Africa. Her journey to escape the customs and norms is admirable and inspiring to find the courage to criticize such a debated topic and religion.

I would highly recommend this book to everyone as it will either open up your eyes to such tribal aali or confirm some of your thoughts. Either way, this book certainly creates discussion and while you discuss this re-read her first chapter.

It is her personal account. Whatever thoughts you may have about her demonizing the religion doesn’t negate her personal experience.

A difficult book to read and significantly more difficult to review. The difficult part of reading and reviewing was the struggle to suppress my own emotions. Her life story is one of many emotions, trials and tribulations and the efforts on her part to seek equality on behalf of others reveals a great mind in a great person. It should be fair to aali there are many more like her stymied by their religion and background and yet of equal mind if not courage.

I say this because no single ethnic group or religious sect has a monopoly on brains regardless of gender. Many people are simply what they are taught to be. To avoid offending anyone I seldom infide or give thoughts on religion. I infisel not knowledgeable enough to discuss the various aspects of the various religions but like many I suspect I entertain my own thoughts and opinions.

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 despise anyone involved in the mistreatment of women. Certainly in my life I have known bar flies who maybe rated a dope slap but the constant abuse and mistreatment of any woman rates as a punishable sin.

I have known, worked with, and worked for some women who I am proud and privileged to have known, worked for and worked with. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is someone I would consider an honor to know. See all 1, reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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