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Wanted Women

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Printed Date: 01 December 2015 at 3:44pm

Topic: Wanted Women
Posted By: abuayisha
Subject: Wanted Women
Date Posted: 17 March 2012 at 7:18am

An engrossing look at women and Islam finds parallels between a bestselling author and a convicted terrorist


Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui  

Deborah Scroggins’ engrossing new book, - “Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui,” is the story of a martyr and a she-devil. Or the story of a she-devil and a martyr, depending on your perspective. However, the author (a prizewinning international journalist) subscribes to neither view. By juxtaposing the lives of two (in)famous women involved with the so-called War on Terror — a celebrated critic of Islam and the only woman included on the FBI’s most-wanted list of al Qaida-linked international terrorists — Scroggins aims to show how “women like Ayaan and Aafia became symbols in battles that were really about other things.” - Continue Reading

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