Amazing, not a word I use often, but this word describes Aayan Hirsi Ali perfectly. She was born with a sense of justice in Somalia to Somalian parents,her father was heavily involved in politics, but not so involved with his family.
Aayan was the stalwart of the family,the well behaved elder daughter badly treated by her mother, but this giving her a sense of survival from the harsh family,harsh country & cruel Islamic teachings.
She tells her story without self pity,just the events & facts, which I admire greatly, this is not a novel it's almost a diary.
Her story takes you from here,her decision to escape from the clutches of Islam, a forced marriage & her arrival in Holland, where to her amazement she found men didn't rape the first woman they saw without Islamic dress.
Where she could speak her mind,where people were kind, where people helped & respected her, where most of all they listened to her.
This for me was the best part of the book,to read a Muslims 'unbiased'[ who by now is almost an Apostate] view of democracy.
All the lies she had been fed by Imams over the years on what we the Infidels were like she now saw first hand it simply wasn't true.
It's a sad, cruel,but uplifting story which should be read by all in the west, it's a crash course in Islam, it tells how life really is for the majority of Muslim women,from female circumcision to the way marriage is conducted by Muslim families, where the girls have no say in the choice of their life long partner,a husband.
The husband who does the most barbaric thing on the wedding night to their brides,the way women are shut up in the house whilst men have free movement without restrictions, how women are slaves to them & their needs.
Is it any wonder that this woman now fights for Muslim womens rights.
She became an MP to speak on their behalf, was & is still, being hunted down for speaking against Islam, the penalty is death.