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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It was in this paper that an obituary calling Chechen militant Islamist Shamil Basayev a shaheeda Muslim honorific for “martyr”, was published. Awais Ahmad rated it really liked it Mar 02, Jan 14, Sarah Lameche rated it liked it Shelves: Eventually I found two guides who would take me into Afghanistan. As I lay in my hotel room, I did vaguely wonder whether I should have told my eight-year-old daughter, Daisy, where I was, but then I remembered that we had such a trusting relationship there was no need.

I did find it interesting though to see the way she was treated after release by several people and she realised the Taliban treated her more respectfully than they.

In the Hands of the Taliban

There was just a few pages at the end that spoke about her family but not really in depth. Instead she decided it was “a magna carta for women”, saying, “the Quran makes it clear that women are equal in spirituality, worth and education.

I’ve read its translated Urdu-version rdiley by Nigarshat Publishers, Lahore. She also claims that ISIL recruits by promising financial supports and power, and the Taliban is largely run and supported by Afghan people.

If the dollar is the problem, could the gold standard be the solution? Author 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 taliiban. 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.


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

The New Zealand Herald. I wonder with this one incident how come one journalist came to a conclusion that Taliban are good. She brought another case of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. To my surprise, I was released the following day.

I’ve read few books about Taliban but this one is totally different from everything.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She was captured by the Taliban inand after 11 days in captivity in Afghanistan she converted to Islam after having th her captors that she would study Islam if they agreed to release her.

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Feb 02, Arafath Abdul Azeez rated it it was amazing. 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. 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.

Return to Book Page. Aug 10, Michiko Loebis rated it really liked it Shelves: Islamabad turned out to be a real nightmare. 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 ridleh I dint get any knowledge about Taliban from this book.

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September 11 wasn’t like a normal Tuesday; instead of taking my usual long lunch at the Ivy, I happened to be going through my expenses at my desk so I actually watched the second plane hit the WTC live on TV. After her release, her guides Jan Ali and Nagibullah Muhmand, as well as his five-year-old daughter Basmena, were held in prison in Kabul. As far as i know Muslims respect women more. Ridley is a freelance journalist and presenter, and for several years regularly worked for Press TVthe Iranian English-language hour news channel.


She attended the London College of Printing. I was thrown into a jail in Jalalabad, where the toilets were exceptionally unpleasant. Description Handw Ridley’s terrifying 10 day detainment by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan struck a chord that continues to resonate around the world. Goodreads helps you keep rudley of books you want to read.

In the Hands of the Taliban by Yvonne Ridley

Jan 13, Waseem Khan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It opened my eyes to “another side of the story”. An extraordinary story” This is what she named her book. Our history is steeped in the blood of colonialism, rooted in slavery, brutality, torture, and oppression. She hosted a weekly current affairs and politics show called The Agenda[31] last broadcast on 31 March 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 I must say that I thoroughly agree.

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. I really enjoyed reading this book but there are a few things lacking.

The Middle East Monitor. He’s now very much an ex!

Aug 05, Charmaine Lloyd rated it hanvs liked it. However, she later travelled to rebel-held territory, where she became a wholehearted supporter of the Libyan rebels’ cause and accepted that they had no choice but to ask for help from the West. The full story of journalist Yvonne Ridley’s day detainment in Afghanistan by the Taliban regime in September