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July 2, 2006

There is an alternative to Islam’s example

Filed under: Books, Global Jihad, Holland, Islam, Netherlands, Terror, Western civilisation — limewoody @ 9:46 am

In her essay A Call For Clear Thinking, Ayaan Hirsi Ali urges her fellow Muslims to reject fundamentalism and to embrace the open society

THE CAGED VIRGIN
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Free Press, £12.99; 208pptimesonline.co.uk/booksfirstAyaan Hirsi Ali has become a widely admired and controversial political figure because of her attempts to free women from an oppressive Muslim culture. She survived years of death threats and furious denouncements after moving to the Netherlands, where she was elected an MP. Labelled an infidel, she has had to have permanent protection since 2002, when she described the Prophet Muhammad as a tyrant and pervert and Islam as a backward religion. She was threatened with deportation by the Dutch authorities after a dispute over her asylum application, and announced her intention of living in America.

Her bestselling collection of essays, The Caged Virgin, brings together some of her most passionate and compelling writing on a wide range of issues concerning Islam. Drawing on her own first-hand experience and cultural background, she assesses the role of women in Islam both in practice and in theory; the rights of the individual; fanaticism; and Western policies towards immigrant communities

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,923-2249434,00.html

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