July's Book: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi

Infidel shows the coming of age of this elegant, distinguished—and sometimes reviled—political superstar and champion of free speech—the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female circumcision, brutal beatings, an adolescence as a devout believer, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four countries under dictatorships. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam, earning her the enmity of reactionary Islamists and craven politicians.

 


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  • Deb

    It was an interesting discussion this time. The book provoked many deep and thought provoking comments. Thanks to all who attended, the camaraderie was the best part - as usual!

    July 18, 2013

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    A former member

    I wouldn't normally post a Daily Beast Article here, but after our book discussion tonight, I thought that the article that is posted there about Malala and the letter from the Taliban, to be quite relevant.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be on vacation.

    July 1, 2013

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