Infidel

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743289696
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Infidel

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781847395979
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The brutal murder of the Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh in 2004 shocked the world. Shot and mutilated by a Muslim fanatic as he cycled to work, it was a stark reminder of the dangers of challenging an extreme Islamic worldview. It also changed the life of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, van Gogh's collaborator on the film that had offended his murderer. Born in Somalia and raised a Muslim, she had escaped an arranged marriage and made a new life as a Dutch parliamentarian, championing the reform of Islam and its attitude to women's rights. She now has twenty-four-hour police protection, but refuses to let that inhibit her willingness to speak out. THE INFIDEL is Ayaan Hirsi Ali's astonishing story. Recounting the extraordinary transition from a third-world upbringing to her current status as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, it is a truly remarkable autobiography that is as gripping as it is inspiring.

Infidel

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416538593
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this profoundly affecting memoir from the internationally renowned author of The Caged Virgin and Nomad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali tells her astonishing life story, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, to her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following an Islamist's murder of her colleague, Theo van Gogh, with whom she made the movie Submission. Infidel is the eagerly awaited story of the coming of age of this elegant, distinguished -- and sometimes reviled -- political superstar and champion of free speech. With a gimlet eye and measured, often ironic, voice, Hirsi Ali recounts the evolution of her beliefs, her ironclad will, and her extraordinary resolve to fight injustice done in the name of religion. Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, 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 largely ruled by despots. In her early twenties, 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 immigrant women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Even though she is under constant threat -- demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from her 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 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.

Infidel

Author: Ted Dekker
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418537074
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From Chosen to Traitor? After being stretched to their limits, the four heroic young Forest Guard recruits—Johnis, Silvie, Billos, and Darsal—face new dangers on their mission to secure the seven lost Books of History. Celebrated as a hero, Johnis's world is shattered when he learns that his mother may not be dead as presumed but could be living as a slave to the Horde. Throwing caution to the wind, he rushes to her rescue. But this is precisely what the Horde has planned. Now he will face a choice between Silvie, whom he is quickly falling for, and his sworn duty to protect the Forest Dwellers. How can he save those he loves without betraying his own people? In the end, one will be revealed as the Infidel. And nothing will be the same for the remaining Chosen.

Infidel

Author: Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781597803571
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Nyx is a bodyguard in Mustallah, the capital city of Nasheen. The centuries-long holy war between Nasheen and Chenja is taking its toll, with shortages and rationing causing the Queen to lose power and popularity. While protecting the daughter of a Ras Tiegan Diplomat, Nyx is attacked by a group of assassins. Nyx survives, but begins to suffer from a strange, debilitating condition that nobody can identify. Caught up in a whirl-wind of intrigue involving Bel Dam Assassins plotting against the Queen, Nyx must learn who the rouge Bel Dam is, and find a cure for her illness, while avoiding the wrath of the queen she is trying to protect. The danger that swirls around her may have finally become to much, and Nyx's colleagues and friends began to die. Will Nyx be next?

I is for Infidel

Author: Kathy Gannon
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9780786735501
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: History

In early 1986 Kathy Gannon sold pretty much everything she owned (which wasn't much) to pursue her dream of becoming a foreign correspondent. She had the world to choose from: she chose Afghanistan. She went to witness the final humiliation of a superpower in terminal decline as the Soviet Union was defeated by the mujahedeen. What she didn't know then was that Afghanistan would remain her focus for the next eighteen years. Gannon, uniquely among Western journalists, witnessed Afghanistan's tragic opera: the final collapse of communism followed by bitterly feuding warlords being driven from power by an Islamicist organization called the Taliban; the subsequent arrival of Arabs and exiles, among them Osama bin Laden; and the transformation of the country into the staging post for a global jihad. Gannon observed something else as well: the terrible, unforeseen consequences of Western intervention, the ongoing suffering of ordinary Afghans, and the ability of the most corrupt and depraved of the warlords to reinvent and reinsert themselves into successive governments. I is for Infidel is the story of a country told by a writer with a uniquely intimate knowledge of its people and recent history. It will transform readers' understanding of Afghanistan, and inspire awe at the resilience of its people in the face of the monstrous warmongers we have to some extent created there.

Infidels

Author: Andrew Wheatcroft
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812972399
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

An account of the cultural animosity between western Christians and Islam covers such conflicts as the crusades in the Middle East and the ongoing clashes in the Balkans, examining how technology and politics have contributed to the hostilities.

Infidel

Author: Tim Hetherington
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905712189
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

A portrait of a U.S. platoon on a Korengal Valley outpost features photographs taken over the course of a year that celebrate its camaraderie and vulnerability in one of the most dangerous Afghan regions, in a volume that also includes images of tattoos that the soldiers gave to each other in the camp. By the award-winning photojournalist of Long Story Bit By Bit.

Godless Americana Race and Religious Rebels

Author: Sikivu Hutchinson
Publisher: Sikivu Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780615586106
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Social Science

In Godless Americana, author Sikivu Hutchinson challenges the myths behind Americana images of Mom, Apple pie, white picket fences, and racially segregated god-fearing Main Street USA. In this timely essay collection, Hutchinson argues that the Christian evangelical backlash against Women's rights, social justice, LGBT equality, and science threatens to turn back the clock on civil rights. As a result of this climate, more people of color are exploring atheism, agnosticism, and freethought. Godless Americana examines these trends, providing a groundbreaking analysis of faith and radical humanist politics in an era of racial, sexual, and religious warfare.

Allies with the Infidel

Author: Christine Isom-Verhaaren
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781780764979
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: History

The military alliance in 1543 between the Franðcois I of France and Sultan Sèuleyman the Magnificent aroused condemnation on religious grounds from the Habsburgs and their supporters as an aberration from accepted diplomacy. Relying on contemporary Ottoman and French sources, this text presents the realpolitik of diplomacy with 'infidels'.

Embracing the Infidel

Author: Behzad Yaghmaian
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780553382945
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Follows Muslim immigrants on their journey on a modern-day underground railroad leading from Istanbul to London, examining their lives, concerns, and experiences as they make their way through foreign political and social landscapes.

Infidels

Author: Abdellah Taïa
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609806811
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctor—"a woman who knew men, humanity, better than anyone. In sex. Beyond sex." As a ten-year-old sidekick to his mother, Jallal spits in the face of her enemies both real and imagined. The cast of characters that rush into their lives are unforgettable for their dreams of love and belonging that unravel in turn. Built as a series of monologues that are emotionally relentless—a mix of confession, heart's murmuring, and shouting match—the book follows Jallal out of boyhood on the path to Jihad. It's a path that surprises even him. From the Hardcover edition.

Now They Call Me Infidel

Author: Nonie Darwish
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1595230319
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A Cairo-raised daughter of an Egyptian military officer describes how she was raised to hate Americans and Jewish people and submit to dictatorship, her decision to relocate to America, and her efforts to promote peace and tolerance at the risk of her own

Infidel

Author: Y. Smidt
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781591601746
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Political Science