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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Nov 12, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: everyone should read it
Read in January, 2008 , read count: 1

This book is not unlike Into Thin Air as it is a story of incredible courage and perseverance in the face of extreme danger. On the other hand it is nothing like Into Thin Air as there are no physical mountains climbed in this book. It is an autobiography of a Muslim child/girl/woman from the shacks of Somalia that ultimately rose to be the first African to serve in the Dutch parliament. Her escape from Islam has not been just physical but equally spiritual and emotional. The liberation of her mind, after having it programmed for the first 20 years of her life, is a powerful lesson for us all. We are talking about one very courageous woman!

I could have rated this a 3 as it is not a rollicking, cannot put it down kind of book. Nor is there an ounce of humor in it. On the other hand I could easily have rated this a 5 as I believe it is a MUST READ for U. S. citizens. It is extremely enlightening and educational.

If you do not believe that there is a place for fear in politics then you may be too naïve to appreciate this book. I know it washed away a lot of my ignorance.
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Chris Um,'re saying I should read Into Thin Air??

Bill I am saying you are a dork

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Meg I'll have to read it! You've got me intrigued.

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