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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Respect put the incident down to “dirty tricks”; the leaflet was without the legally required notice identifying the source. She converted to Twliban in the middle ofclaiming that her new faith has helped put talibam her broken marriages and embrace “the biggest and the best family in the world.
Opening the iTunes Store. At least three of Muhmand’s relatives were also arrested for aiding Ridley after the Taliban developed the film in her camera.
However anyone who reads the Quran would find that it is yvonnne that is wrong. I had some particular pet peeves with it: 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”.
Archived from the original on 14 July Description Yvonne Ridley’s terrifying 10 day detainment by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan struck a chord that continues to resonate around ridlwy world. I bit confused in this. 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.
I always tho First of all I have to say that Yvonne Ridley is bolshy, stubborn, does what she wants not what others want her to do drinks like a fish or did and smokes like there’s no tomorrow. I was thrown into a jail in Jalalabad, where the toilets were exceptionally unpleasant.
I couldn’t see much through my burka as the truck crossed the valley, but I sensed that the Afghans were a proud and independent people and that the countryside was nice. Topics Books Digested read. An extraordinary story” This yvomne what she named her book. But let me tell you its not an extraordinary book at all.
In the Hands of the Taliban
Qaser Asghar rated it it was amazing Jan 19, To see what your rridley thought of this book, please sign up. You can download Apple Books from the App Store. Jan 14, Sarah Lameche rated it liked it Shelves: Many people assume she is foolish to become a Muslim when she has seen how the Taliban treat the women over there.
As far as i know Muslims respect women more. Labour reported the matter to the police and the returning officer. Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. Once freed, she kept this promise and read the Quran looking for an explanation of the treatment of women by the Talibanbut came to the conclusion there was none.
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When the first bombs went off, I assured them we were in no danger as the US could pinpoint their targets to the nearest tree. First of all I have to say that Yvonne Ridley is bolshy, stubborn, does what she wants not what others want her to do drinks like a fish or did and smokes like there’s no tomorrow.
We have no time for Zionists,” while both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were “riddled with Zionists. Retrieved 16 November This isn’t mentioned in the book at all. At a time when the world was plunged into a state of unprecedented chaos and uncertainty following the terrorist atrocities in the US, Yvonne faced the ordeal of her life.
This journalist sneaks into Taliban controlled land against advice, doesn’t follow instructions designed to keep her safe en route, moans constantly about the way she had to travel 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 Feb 02, Arafath Abdul Azeez rated it it was amazing.
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Rabiul Hossain rated it it was amazing Aug 03, It soon became clear the regime wanted neither money nor aid but proof that Ridley was a bonafide journalist.
Iran launches English TV channel”. It was so nice to come home and have a drink, and I was very moved to read all th emails telling me what a wonderful and important person I am.
And she still bites the merciful hand several times. Ridley has given vocal support for Muslim causes involving PalestineIraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Xinjiang and Uzbekistan at anti-war demonstrations.
In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story by Yvonne Ridley
In Julyin the wake of Press TV’s coverage of the Iranian presidential election and the subsequent protestsRidley and other journalists working for Press TV were accused of being stooges for the Iranian regime. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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When she stood there again in the general electionalthough she still placed fourth, her share of the vote fell to 6.