Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam
Since September 11th, 2001, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terrorism. Yet public debate about the faith is polarized—one camp praises "the religion of peace" while the other claims all Muslims are terrorists. Canadian human rights activist Yasmine Mohammed believes both sides are danger...more
If these horrible atrocities can happen to a girl child in Canada, one can only imagine what’s happening in countries where women have very limited to no rights.
Yasmine’s memoire throws light on our own hypocrisy. Our western values are there to build up female empowerment, lg ...more
It is hard to imagine that such thing ...more
I heard about Yasmine's story a year or so ago, via online discussions in a variety of podcasts. I was familiar with some aspects of it with regards to her dealings with religious dogma and her journey both towards atheism and a free life here in the West. The read was an extremely difficult one as she detailed out significant events of her life dealing with the abuse/horror stemming forth from ...more
It took her several years to reconstruct herself and to realize the paradigm of Islam and the familiar ...more
What a compelling story, one much in the vein of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel. Most terrifying is she endured many of Ayaan’s worst troubles, but in Western Canada, not Somalia. These stories of women living in devout Muslim households are always heartbreaking. The pain of tha ...more
To say "my Muslim parents abused me greatly and this is what I want people to understand" is entirely on the level. Claiming all families are like the authors a ...more
All you pathetic little cowards who celebrate hijab while many women are beaten into wearing it, should read this and do some self-reflection.
Every time you celebrate hijab and burkini and silence atheists and ex-muslims, you have ex-muslim women's blood on your hands. Every time they're beaten, mutilated and killed and yet you all still continue to support this religion of madness, you have their blood on your hands.
Think more and d ...more
What a powerful book. Kudos to Yasmine for narrating her experience. While a memoir might sound like a walk in the park, 'Unveiled' is not a typical one. I understand that the author still faces risks for writing and publishing her memoir. I wish I could be as brave as Yasmine.
'Unveiled' also questions Western liberals for their silence and sometimes complicit behavior in encouraging regressive and medieval practices.
This a must-read book, especial ...more
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Yasmine's story is a heartbreaking one. To read about the abuse she endured and how she still came managed to break away and make a life for herself is awe-inspiring. These are the women whom Western feminist need to help. It's too bad they're failing them. ...more
I'm surprised to read that a Western society like Canada can't protect vulnerable children from abuse by parents. Is it for lack of sufficient laws or an incompetent legal system? Whatever the reason is, I'm just confused ...more
Plainly, this book is a memoir, and Yasmine fails to offer m ...more
Yasmine's story is everything bad you have heard about Islam put together. The title is rather misleading, as the book really mostly talks about Yasmine's story in a M ...more
To say that Yasmine you are brave is an understatement. Your brutal honesty and your blunt appraisal of this religion is nothing but convincing. I can’t imagine a counter argument that would come remotely close to what you have to say.
At the end of the book you ask if ...more
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To say I feel bad for Yasmine Mohammed is an understatement. No one should have to live what she lived through. As a father, I cannot imagine hurting my children the way Mohammed's mother hurt her, both physically and mentally. But if I am to trust her words, that is the norm in ...more
Whilst some of the content is hard to hear, the book itself is an easy read. Yasmine Mohammed still clearly is on the road to recovery and her raw emotion and anger is clearly evident, and the first few chapters seems a bit disjointed, however don’t let this put you off. It all comes together. I also suggest listening to her episode on Sam Harris’ ‘Waking Up’ podcast.
I am someone who politic ...more
Islam is not not a race -- Islam and Christianity are religions, with no racial or ethnic connection, and as m ...more
Prior to reading this book, the majorit ...more
Way more tragic than Hirsi's INFIDEL and Gabriel's BECAUSE THEY HATE, Yasmine Mohammed's experience as a woman living under Sharia law should be required High School reading, just like Elie Wiesel's NIGHT.
This was a hard read.
The very first chapter begins with a brutal action perpetrated on an 8 year old girl by a man because she could not recite a passage of the Koran correctly, and the horror and torture (both phys ...more
Since, according to Hadith, Heaven is at the feet of mothers, mothers will get to determine if their children will burn in Hell for eternity or not. That is a lot of power to wield over a child. That power can have tragic results in the hands of an abusive mother. She can abuse the status and use it to control and manipulate. You must be an obedient slave to get her affection, support, approval, and, most importantly, to get into Heaven one day. She can revoke her 'blessing' at any point, keeping you in line for perpetuity.”