A Must Read: The Infidel

I was once an avid reader, but the guilt of being in school  made me give up one of my favorite hobbies. I was in chapters a few months ago when I picked up The Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I read a few pages but never really got into in until I was on vacation a week ago. This book  is so good I couldn't put it down until I was done reading it. Here is a little synopsis of the book.

The infidel shows the coming of age of this distingiushed political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, ironwill, and extraordinary determination to fight 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 and 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 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 silenced. Ultimately 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.

The reason I love this book is because of Ayaan's candid telling of her life story and how those events shaped who she is today.  I love her fighting spirit, perseverance and her drive to make the world a better place for women.

Visit your local book store or amazon to purchase your copy today.



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