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5.0 out of 5 stars No muzz-headedness here :-), 21 April 2007
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This review is from: The Caged Virgin: A Muslim Woman's Cry for Reason (Paperback)
The title and cover of this book would lead one to expect a fairly hyperbolic read instead of the even-toned and thorough account of Islam, its failings to its contemporary adherents and its comparative failings in the face of western philosophies-of-faith: religion and multiculturalism, for instance. As with Ayaan Hirsi Ali's 'Infidel', much emphasis is placed on the west's wilful misunderstanding of Islam and its dominance over all aspects of a Muslim's life--especially women's.

It was cited that there are non-observant Muslims and Muslims of a reformist mind. A French women's group, for example. Whilst this is encouraging, it does beg the question: since one is not born a Muslim, would it not be simpler to encourage these Muslims to abandon Islam altogether. After all, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has successfully done so. Nothing reforms a philosophy-of-faith faster than a dwindling membership. This would only require western governments to properly defend those who have chosen to, as is their right in the west, from the Islamist hardliners who would threaten them with death.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2008, 11:55:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Mar 2008, 11:56:04 GMT
Don't Bother.

I first read the later book by this author, 'Infidel', and I,m recommending that to all my friends. That book is beautifully written, astonishing and wonderful. It's one of the essential books for today.

I enjoyed it so much that I ordered her earlier book, 'Caged Virgin' . Don't bother, by comparison it's inexpertly written, long winded, repetitive, and boring. And almost all the aspects are covered much better in 'Infidel'.

This author is an amazing person.

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Posted on 9 Nov 2008, 19:24:21 GMT
zeldagoblin says:
This is a problem with the way Western governments deal with Islam. They prefer to stay out of it, whatever its dealings. No one has any courage. They need to protect citizens from threat, whether from enemies abroad, or those in our own country. They may have their own beliefs, but they must be required to conform to a civilized set of laws, one of which is, we do not threaten with death those who decide to leave our religion.
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