Inspiring book written by a ghostwriter for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, fighter of womens' rights but hated by many too,for her potryal of muslim women in her co-produced movie "submission" with theo van gogh.
The book talks about her life and more. Its about her life struggle with her faith, the life of muslims all over the world, from somalia to europe. This book made me realise what "blind faith" really meant. The unquestioning of your religion, even if it submits you to humility and torture. How people take religion and its meaning at face value, all forced upon them from young by others. Essentially the blind leading the blind.
Fasinating how europe in the 1990s was. Especially in places like holland and germany where she talked about her life there. The asylum seekers from the somlia war, iranian revolution, from bosnia, turks, ethiopians and many more. How even when you are in a foreign land, you are still subjugated by your culture, bounded by your life to your clan. honour killings, genital mutilation, force marriage, disgrace of family and cultural imperialism.
not done with the book yet (3/4 way through) but its intriguing and i cant seem to stop devouring it. this is the side of politics and religion many failed/deny themselves of, living in make believe utopia of peace of harmony. i myself am guilty of tht too...