Infidel, my life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel, my life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel, my life by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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.

No one can fail to be inspired by this women, and fear for her safety after being forced to flee yet again for sanctuary in the United States, due to death threats from Islamic fundamentalists. Her eventual adoption of Atheism is really no surprise.
Notable Quote:
Humans themselves are the source of good and evil, I thought. We must think for ourselves; we are responsible for our own morality. I arrived at the conclusion that I couldn’t be honest with others unless I was honest with myself. I wanted to comply with the goals of religion, which are to be a better and more generous person, without suppressing my will and forcing it to obey inhuman rules. I would no longer lie, to myself or others. I had had enough of lying . I was no longer afraid of the Hereafter.

The day many South Africans sold their freedom to worship at the feet of a power-hungry fox

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.