A courageous muslim who loves Islam but is not preoared to follow blindly. She certainly is not afraid to tackle prickly issues head on and being muslim shows immense bravery. If more muslims ask questions of their religion then perhaps the fundamentalist will not be able to manipulate the masses and create over a billion victims. Every religion must be able to accept criticism and discuss its shortcomings openly without the threat of violence. The fact that the author requires body guards says a lot in itself about the intolerance of a minority who are emboldened by the silence of the majority.