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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Mar 13, 07

This book is the spiritual and intellectual odyssey of a very remarkable and courageous woman. Ali was born in Somali and raised in a Muslim family. She also lived in Ethopia and Kenya before fleeing to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage. While there she became an interpreter for the government and an advocate for the rights of Muslim immigrant women. She eventually became a citizen of that country and a representative to the Dutch parliament.

After she produced a film called "Submission", which was a documentary exposing the oppression of women in European Muslim communities, her co-producer was murdered by a Muslim fanatic. She had to flee the Netherlands for her life and today works in the US for the American Enterprise Insitute, but still must live with armed guards for protection.

A proponent of the Western ideals of the worth and rights of individuals, Ali is a courageous and outspoken advocate of the cause of freedom and women's rights. This is a fascinating and important book.
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