Yvonne Ridley (born 23 April ) is a British journalist who was a chair of the National Council of the now-defunct Respect Party. She was captured by the Taliban in , and after 11 days in captivity in . In December , Ridley’s memoir In the Hands of the Taliban was published which includes an account of the Narcissistic journalist dresses up as John Simpson, gets caught, causes a great deal of aggravation, gets let out and tries to cash in. Read a free sample or buy In the Hands of the Taliban by Yvonne Ridley. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.

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Thw was surprised to read that she actually told the Taliban she was going to look into Islam upon her release. He’s now very much an ex!

And she still bites the merciful hand several times. Inshe expressed her strong support for the end of secret evidence used in the SIAC case against the Jordanian Islamist cleric, Abu Qatadaand her opposition to Home Secretary Theresa May ‘s plans to deport him on the basis of the secret evidence from the UK.

Ridley is a freelance journalist and presenter, and for several years regularly worked for Press TVthe Iranian English-language hour news channel. Taoiban also tells about the hypocricy of west who wanted her dead so they can have good reason to make some propoganda against taliban and Islam itself. Sep 10, Waleed AK rated it tbe was amazing. On the whole, even though I was very stroppy, my captors treated me with respect, and I even yvvonne to keep a prison diary on the inside of my toothpaste carton.


However anyone who reads the Quran would find that it is culture that is wrong. Aug 05, Charmaine Lloyd rated it really liked it.

A tendency to radicalise”. No flowery dresses or prim and proper lifestyle for her. But i really appreciate the author’s writing skill and her boldness. Description Yvonne Ridley’s terrifying 10 day detainment by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan struck a chord that continues to resonate around the world. I really enjoyed reading this book but there are a few things lacking. What kn forgets ib that Islam is perfect; people are not.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She entered on 26 September, and spent two days undercover in Afghanistan.

During a February meeting at Imperial College LondonRidley described Israel as “that disgusting little watchdog of America that is festering in the Middle East” and said that Respect “is a Zionist -free party She converted to Islam in the middle ofclaiming that her new faith has helped put behind her broken marriages and embrace “the biggest and the best family in the world.

She has been highly critical of Britain’s foreign policy. We have no time for Zionists,” while both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were “riddled with Zionists. Aug 10, Michiko Loebis rated it really liked it Shelves: View More by This Author. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. To ask other readers questions about In the Hands of the Talibanplease sign up. In a speech at IslamExpo, she protested the attention given honour killings and female genital mutilation by the media, which “have nothing to do with Islam”.

And when she actually meets “the Taliban” I’m so surprised they dont just cut her tongue out.


In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story by Yvonne Ridley

Ridley was born in the working class mining town of Stanley, County Durhamthe youngest of three girls, [1] and began her career at the local Stanley News, [1] which was part of the Durham Advertiser Series. She certainly wasn’t doing anything in her book to promote the suffering of the real victims of the Taliban. Mar 14, chucklesthescot rated it did not like it Shelves: I must say that I thoroughly agree. Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.

I just completed this novel with a doubtful mind whether the story is real or exaggerated.

Yvonne Ridley

For Yvonne, an unexpected survival instinct kicked in that saw her face her captors not with fear, but with anger. Yvonne certainly had a chequered past, but her determination to get a story landed her in deep trouble.

Books by Yvonne Ridley. He replied that he hadn’t. Awais Ahmad rated it really liked it Mar 02, This is obviously my mistake as it seems she converted after the book was written. Archived from the original on 18 June They treat her well, you know, NOT raping or stoning her. I am currently reading another book set in Afghanistan riley a woman’s fight for emancipation of women and freedom from the soviet domination of the time.

I’m amazed that her captors didn’t just shoot her because frankly, I wanted to shoot her.