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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In the Hands of the Taliban is available for download from Hhands Books. Stanley, County DurhamEngland [1]. The Middle East Monitor. Rosie Taylor rated it liked it Apr 04, But let me tell you its not an yvpnne book at all. However, she later travelled to rebel-held territory, where she became a wholehearted supporter of the Libyan rebels’ cause and accepted that they had jn choice but to ask for help from the West.

Rabiul Hossain rated it it was amazing Aug 03, If the dollar is the problem, could the hancs standard be the solution? 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:. In the Hands of the Taliban: In the local government elections inshe stood unsuccessfully for a seat on Westminster City Council.


It was on her return, travelling with her guides, that she was uncovered when the donkey she was on bolted and her camera was seen by a Taliban soldier. Himu Himalay rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Retrieved 1 November I am currently reading another book tallban in Afghanistan about a woman’s fight for emancipation of women and freedom from the soviet domination of the time.

Mar 15, Irfan rated it really liked it.

See 1 question about In fo Hands of the Taliban…. She is a vocal supporter of the Palestinian causewhich she took up as a schoolgirl. But i really appreciate the author’s writing skill and her boldness. Her courage and gutsiness, and od of her family, prompted the Taliban to release her, glad to be rid of such a so-called ‘difficult’ woman. Tariq rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Among her controversial opinions is that the Chechen terrorist leader and architect of the Beslan school massacreShamil Basayevwas a ‘ shaheed ‘ i.

Yvonne Ridley

In the Hands of the Taliban Yvonne Ridley. First of all I have to say that Yvonne Ridley is bolshy, stubborn, taluban what she wants hte what others want her to do drinks like a fish or did and smokes like there’s no tomorrow.

It was in this paper that an obituary calling Chechen militant Islamist Shamil Basayev a shaheeda Muslim honorific for “martyr”, was published.

She is funny, loud, reckless and rather a mans man except that she is a woman.


She is an avid critic of Zionism and of Western media portrayals and foreign policy in the War on Terrorand has undertaken speaking tours throughout the Muslim world as well talian America, Europe and Australia.

We have no time for Zionists,” while both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were “riddled with Zionists.

I was surprised to read that she actually told the Taliban she was going to look into Islam upon her release. However anyone who reads the Quran would find that it is culture that is wrong. No flowery dresses or prim and proper lifestyle for her. Refresh and try again. Labour reported the matter to the police and the returning officer.

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A tendency to radicalise”. Ridley says there is a clear difference between the ideologies of the Taliban and ISIL arguing while the Taliban aim to form an Islamic State within the hanfs of Afghanistan, ISIL is working to create a border-less Islamic state and disregards the sovereignty of other nations. Muhammad Syed rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Book Reader rated it it was amazing Aug 09,