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Children were taught to pray for the health of their parents and the destruction of the Jews.

I have to agree. But the mother hates Christians in both Ethiopia and then Kenya where they eventually move to. Maria Golia, an Egyptian-based academic, writes: Does anyone suggest there is anything wrong with that? Ali rebels against what she describes as an unreasoning submission of body, mind, and spirit in the face of the dual threats of eternal damnation and temporal vengeance.

View all 6 comments. We shouldn’t cling to the customs and beliefs that caused us to move out in the first place.

She says that a re-interpretation of the Koran should be allowed in this modern era, rather than Saudi Arabia being look to as living by the purest interpretation of Islam. The book was also well received upon the release of the English edition in You will be impressed with the courage that it took this young twenty-two year old girl to reject a marriage she did not want and to escape to a culture that she had been taught to detest. Get to Know Us.

Taking the fight to Islam

They were incidel not consistent with my own personal experiences not just with white American Muslims, but with Muslims from all over the world. 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.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali may be what would be called an agnostic now.

ayaaan They are completely unaware of the fact that their wife is a person, an individual, a partner. Inshe was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. In a farcical series of events, the citizenship was reinstated and the government collapsed. After growing up with Ali in an environment of genital mutilation and regular, ritualized beatings strong enough to leave her with a broken skull, you have to appreciate her rejection of collegiate hazing opportunities in her early 20s as much as her break with the Parliamentary power-mongering exercised by Dutch political parties she encounters in her late 30s.

Reporter Lorraine Ali in Newsweek magazine gave the book a negative review, claiming that the reader will feel “manipulated” by Hirsi’s story.

To some, Blair’s comments were tantamount to a crude ‘send ’em back’ agenda. It’s matter-of-fact and also, as she is quick to point out, entirely subjective. There was a time, a few centuries aki, where I could be imprisoned, whipped or killed for renouncing my faith in the Catholic Church.

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Sep 03, Mikey B. There were parts that extremely disturbing and painful regular beatings and genital mutilation — I had to skip those details, since it was just too much for me. In Amsterdam a few days after infiidel murder, I spoke to Muslims on the street about the killing. You will see Islam through her eyes and feel her fear, and anger. For all the horrors of Hirsi Ali’s childhood, of civil war, of fleeing violence and the most wretched conditions, the most shocking paragraphs of the book describe the author’s and her sister’s genital mutilation, a process whose enormity the more neutral terms excision and infibulation are utterly inadequate to describe.

She argues that Europe’s determination to maintain cultural difference will lead increasing numbers of alienated Muslims to seek the unambiguity of fundamentalism. This figure comes as no surprise to Hirsi Ali.


Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Faith schools have to go, all faith schools. Death lures many others to take their own lives in order to escape a dismal reality.

After this, Ayaan had to go in hiding. Islam was under attack and we should step forward and fight the Jews, for only if all Jews were destroyed would peace come to Muslims”.

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View all 4 comments. I’m not going to say much about her journey as in the short space allotted a review I could never do justice to her story and might in fact inadvertently mislead. In Holland, though, Hirsi Ali was already both famous and infamous.

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However I do disagree with some of the conclusions Ali draws and her too easy acceptance of some western values. You will see how gradually the light was turned on and she began to see the falseness of all she had been taught. I fear Ayaan’s focus on Islam dilutes women’s rights issues.

While she was whisked away by Dutch security to an army base and on to a ‘dismal motel’ near an industrial estate in Massachusetts, cut off from the rest of the planet, the rest of the planet became suddenly very interested in her. The rosy spectacle religion-of-peace-and-love stuff is all well and good but frequently not a reflection of real-existing Islam as seen on the ground.

And that’s what the integration debate is about: Boys’ responsibilities infiidel those of controlling their sisters and guarding for “purity”.