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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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.
Bashir rated it really liked it Nov 13, In DecemberRidley’s memoir In the Hands of the Taliban was published which includes an account tje the 10 days she was held captive.
In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story
Feb 17, Khalil Ullah rated it it was ok Shelves: Feeding her, keeping her in a prison with other women. Ridley later claimed that she only wanted Muslim leaders to stop co-operating, not the whole community; this is not supported by her comment about not asking directions from the police.
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. Archived from the original on 14 July Respect put the incident down to “dirty tricks”; the leaflet was without the legally required notice identifying the source. 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. When she stood there again in the general electionalthough she still placed fourth, her share of the vote fell to 6.
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.
How can anyone be proud to be British? Overview Music Video Charts. I gave it 2 stars because some if it is pretty interesting. In complaining of patriotic sentiments voiced by British Muslim pop star Sami Yusufand the enthusiasm for him shown by his Muslim fans, she has said:.
I was thrown into a jail in Jalalabad, where the toilets were exceptionally unpleasant.
This book was just Do you already have iTunes? She first married when she was 22; her second marriage, to a policeman, lasted seven years;  her third husband was Daoud Zaaroura, the CEO of North of England Refugee Service and a former PLO head of intelligence, whom she met in Cypruswhere she was working on an assignment for the Newcastle-based Sunday Sunand they have one daughter, Daisy Ridley, who was born in ;  her fourth husband, to whom she was married untilwas an Israeli businessman, Ilan Hermosh;   her fifth husband is an Algerian.
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. During her captivity she was asked by one of her captors to convert to Islam; she refused, but gave her word she would read the Quran after her release. In Mayin an assignment for Press TV, she and the film-maker David Miller shot a documentary on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp where they filmed on-site and also interviewed former inmates.
Several days later, I was moved to Kabul where I was able to keep up the spirits of those poor aid workers who were also being held captive. I wonder with this one incident how come one journalist came to a conclusion that Taliban are good. At the “Muslimer i Dialog” conference in Copenhagen in SeptemberRidley was asked by Danish terror expert Lars Erslev Andersen if she saw it as a problem that militant Islamists distribute recruiting videos of Iraqi insurgents killing hostages.
Retrieved 24 March Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What everyone forgets is that Islam is perfect; people are not.
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Initially, Ridley strongly opposed the Western intervention in the Libyan Civil Warand spoke in a rally opposing it held in Central London where she likened asking for Western support to making a pact with the Devil. Tariq rated it it was amazing Sep 21, The friendships she formed with her fellow hostages, her feelings about her captors and their beliefs, and her discoveries — many of which surprised takiban baffled her — are all exclusively revealed in detail.
Retrieved 15 January Ridley was born in the working class mining town of Stanley, County Durhamthe youngest of three girls,  and began her twliban at the local Stanley News,  which was part of the Durham Advertiser Series.
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 An extraordinary story” This is what she named talinan book.
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Her courage and gutsiness, and that of her family, prompted the Taliban to release her, glad to be rid of such a so-called ‘difficult’ woman. Pretending to be a normal Afghan woman is the only way to stay alive and your hosts are risking their l Well this is a ‘woe is me’ tale if ever I read vyonne She hosted a weekly current affairs and politics show called The Agenda last broadcast on 31 March She arrived without incident in Gaza on 23 August.
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The full story of journalist Yvonne Ridley’s day detainment in Afghanistan by the Taliban regime in September rivley Feb 02, Arafath Abdul Azeez rated it it was amazing.
A tendency to radicalise”. Mar 15, Irfan rated it haliban liked it. Asif Habds rated it it was amazing Jul 12, How hard was that! In the Hands of the Taliban is available for download from Apple Books.
You couldn’t get a drink, the food was crap and even the cigarettes were second rate. I’ve read few books about Taliban but this one is totally different from everything. Aug 05, Charmaine Lloyd rated it really liked it. I flew to Islamabad on the Friday as things were hotting up in Pakistan and the news desk felt my vast experience of the Middle East would be invaluable.