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    DescriptionOne of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. "Infidel "shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled largely by despots. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely or more significant.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Foreword by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 361
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743289696
    ISBN 10: 0743289692

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, BGA, JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Abridged Dewey: 921
    B&T Approval Code: A13460000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: N1
    B&T Approval Code: A41203020
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 949.2073092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DJ292.H57 A3 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1, JPHL, DNBH
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A charismatic figure...of arresting and hypnotizing beauty...[who writes] with quite astonishing humor and restraint." -- Christopher Hitchens