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Infidel (2007 original; edició 2008)

de Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Autor)

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"Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali's story tells how a bright little girl evolved out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no story could be timelier or more significant.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress… (més)
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Títol:Infidel
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Infidel de Ayaan Hirsi Ali (2007)

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i shouldn't have been surprised, with the title of this book being infidel, that this was so much about the evils and dangers of islam, but i was. reading christopher hitchens' introduction, though, set the stage well for the rest of the book ("The cause of backwardness and misery in the Muslim world is not Western oppression but Islam itself: a faith that promulgates contempt for Enlightenment and secular values. It teaches hatred to children, promises a grotesque version of an afterlife, elevates the cult of 'martyrdom,' flirts with the mad idea of forced conversion of the non-Islamic world, and deprives societies of the talents and energies of 50 percent of their members: the female half." i mean, this book is mostly about her life and what brought her from somalia to america (and everything in between) and from muslim to atheist.

her crises of faith were much like the ones i myself had when slowly leaving judaism, so i can relate to her blossoming understanding of the cage that religion can be. especially for women, which is her main point about islam - that women are mistreated and the religion itself holds them back and keeps them from being full people. (she says it does the same to men, but they aren't her focus, as women are so physically abused by the islamic system she is fighting.) her descriptions of somalia, saudi arabia, kenya, are all hard to read. both the way people live under corrupt governments, and how the people were treated by the men in their families. i have never read such a clear account of female genital mutilation (she called it excision, as they literally excise the tissue) and that was horrifying to read but also really important to know exactly what they do. what they still do.

i worry that religious people of other faiths can read this book just as a warning against islam, but it's not. it's about all religions, especially those that don't consider women equal to men. (this is why christopher hitchens did the introduction.) her focus is on islam because that is what she knows, but this is about the dangers of falling into a religion without questioning its tenets; it's about thoughtlessly believing in something that may have made sense hundreds of years ago but that needs updating (but that isn't allowed to be updated); it's about western people being too afraid of being called racist to actually evaluate what a religion is saying. (she believes that islam is not a religion of peace and nonviolence, if you look at the words actually in the quran it is very violent and does not promote equality - either between the sexes or people of different religions.) it's this last that most of my takeaway focuses on - how to be both liberal in acceptance and understanding, while not losing the ability to critique a religion for ways it oppresses.

there is a lot to think about here, for sure.

"...some things must be said, and there are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice." ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Jul 24, 2022 |
Infidel: My Life is an autobiography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The first half of the book describes her tragic childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya. Her parents, especially her father, were reasonably progressive compared to their community. However, the culture, religion, and political instability surrounding her childhood made it one that would be considered impossibly hard by western standards. Even though she was relatively well off; rarely hungry, educated, and given relative freedom, she still experienced genital mutilation, physical abuse, and a forced marriage, among other hardships. For years, Hirsi Ali accepted this life as the lot of a devout Muslim woman. Her descriptions of this time is often heart wrenching and provides insight into a completely foreign world. The second part of the book is about her escape from that world and the slow and often painful process changing her world view.

The western literature (and trashy novels) secretly coveted by the teenage girls in Hirsi Ali's school had shown her a world where women were able to choose the men they loved. These ideas, plus an ever growing doubt that abuse and inequality were the lot that Allah meant for women, pushed Hirsi Ali to rebel after her forced marriage. Her husband was Canadian. When she was flying alone from Kenya to Canada, she escaped to Holland. There, she lied to obtain political asylum and then started a new life. Eventually, she became a political activist and, for a short while, a member of the Dutch Parliament.

Hirsi Ali's cause was fighting the abuse and oppression of Muslim women in Holland. She spoke out against taking cultural tolerance so far that it allowed subcultures which were actively against the guiding principles of the nation and which allowed abuse to be hidden in plain sight. Eventually, her work caused the death of a colleague, Theo Van Gogh and threats on her own life. Political drama and the lack of freedom she experienced from being constantly under guard eventually caused her to relocate to the US.

A common criticism of Hirsi Ali's books and activism is that she conflates Islam with the oppression and abuse carried out by some Muslims. This is a valid point. Culture is not religion, and there are millions of Muslims who live peaceful lives; who do not practice genital mutilation on their daughters; who treat their women well. However, as the story of Hirsi Ali's childhood and adolescence clearly demonstrates, for those Muslims who do practice the terrible things that Hirsi Ali lived through, these things are inextricably bound up with the religion. For these people, although they may be the minority, the right of a man to beat his wife is a right granted by God and to doubt is to condemn yourself to hell.

And for Hirsi Ali, having come from that culture, she could not separate the message of the Quran from the abuses it was used to justify. She could not leave behind those abuses without leaving behind her religion. She does not say that others cannot, but it was necessary for her.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an inspiring figure who was able to escape a world of pain, abuse, and oppression. Even if you disagree with the conclusions she eventually came to, the story of her life is a unique perspective into a world that, for most of us, is completely foreign. ( )
  eri_kars | Jul 10, 2022 |
She must have understood her life wrong; Islam is about peace. ( )
  brutalstirfry | May 6, 2022 |
Almost gave it 5 stars. Highly recommended. ( )
  Martha_Thayer | Jan 13, 2022 |
This book is amazing. I actually listened to the audiobook read by the author. Ayaan is an amazing person and hearing her words in her voice just added to the impact of the book. She bravely shines a light into a world many people don't want the rest of us to see. This book should motivate anyone who reads to support her cause in improving the lives of women worldwide. ( )
  jenniebooknerd | Dec 31, 2021 |
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