Infidel is ultimately the story of a courageous women’s triumph over adversity, and the escape from the clutches of religious enslavement. Ayaan candidly recounts the story of her early Muslim childhood in Somalia, the brutal religiously inspired, female circumcision she was forced to undergo, growing up under dictatorial regimes in four African countries, her flight from an enforced marriage to seek asylum in the Netherlands, and her awakening as a free person.
There was rejoicing in the streets of many communities and cities across South Africa today as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced that President-in-waiting, Jacob Zuma, would not be prosecuted for criminal charges against him. While Lady Justice lay sprawled on the ground, writhing in agony from being repeatedly raped by a conniving fox, there were wild celebrations by ignorant supporters, to mark this inglorious day.
More disgraceful than the fact that Justice had its teeth kicked in once again by slimy politicians, was the behaviour of their supporters. Politically naive South Africans are all too eager to bestow demigod status on deceitful politicians, and therein lies many of this country’s problems. In a country with a more politically savvy population, this outrageous manipulation of the Justice system would not have been tolerated, and power-hungry schemers such as Zuma would be sharing a cell with Bubba.