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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
INFIDEL AYAAN HIRSI ALI Ayaan Hirsi Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family and, with Theo van Gogh, made a short film about defiant Muslim women. As a result, Theo was murdered in Amsterdam. Ayaan has become a spokeswoman for Islamic reform -- to reactionary Islamists she has become an Infidel. She has survived civil war, female circumcision, escaped a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands. She deeply loves her father, who insisted that this Muslim girl be educated. This book shines a strong light on the oppression of Muslim women, encouraging change against all odds. Through her life, Ayaan has resisted submission. She encourages her Muslim sisters to do the same. Ayaan has become a spokeswoman for the Islamic reform'