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 by Yvonne Ridley

If the dollar is the problem, could the gold standard be the solution? The only reason i read it was because i wanted to know how she was treated by Talibans. 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 one! This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat Golam Robbani rated it it was ok Apr 09, However anyone who reads the Quran would find that it is culture that is wrong.

She also claims that ISIL recruits by promising financial supports and power, and the Taliban is largely run and supported by Afghan people.

Refresh and try again. 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.

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

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Ridley has been married five times. This book tells other side of story which is usually hidden not shown by Liberal controlled Media. Her constant whining and ‘me me me’ attitude made me think that the whole point of the book was to promote herself. But let me tell you its not an extraordinary book at all. Himu Himalay rated it it was amazing Oct 10, 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.

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Sarah Champion holds Labour seat”. Published June 15th by Robson Books first published Respect Yourselfa leaflet distributed during the campaign which accused the Labour Party of racism, was attributed by Labour to Respect. For Yvonne, an ov survival instinct kicked in that saw her face her captors not with fear, but with anger.

Taliban’s faith in Allah and their “hospitality” with a prisoner is something you harldy see in wars of this age. At a meeting of Respect on 6 Junefollowing the Forest Gate raidRidley urged all Muslims in Britain to “boycott the police and refuse to co-operate with them in any way, shape or form until the boys are released”, including “asking the community copper for directions to passing the time of day with a beat officer.

It was one of the good translations I’ve read in recent times. The friendships she formed with her fellow hostages, her feelings about her captors and their beliefs, and her discoveries — many of which surprised and baffled her — are all exclusively revealed in detail.

A tendency to radicalise”. In a speech at IslamExpo, she protested the attention given honour killings and female genital mutilation by the media, hanfs “have nothing to do with Islam”.

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. Grow up un and stop whining!!! Booze, nil; calories, nil; talibaj, not enough. 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.

You would stand out a mile away if you strut about the place in your usual manner!

In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story – Yvonne Ridley – Google Books

And if you really are pressed: I’ve read few books about Taliban but this one is totally different from everything. Ridley revealed that she had kept a concealed diary inside a box for a toothpaste tube and in the inside of a soap wrapper.


Jan 13, Waseem Khan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In Mayin an assignment for Press TV, she and the film-maker David Galiban shot a documentary on the Guantanamo Bay detention camp where they filmed on-site yands also interviewed former inmates. Feeding her, keeping her in a prison with other women. Books by Yvonne Ridley.

Iran launches English TV channel”. More importantly than that i thought I was going to find out why she decided to become Muslim? Do you already have iTunes? Author also tells about the hypocricy of west who wanted her dead so they can have good reason to make some propoganda against rildey and Ridey itself. But if she ni trying to appeal to an international audience, like Americans or English speakers of other languages, they would probably be quite lost by it.

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. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is English so I understood most of it. He’s now very much an ex! During her time on the Sunday Sun newsdesk, she told colleagues she was an officer in the Territorial Armybased yvvonne Teessidespecialising in intelligence.

But i really appreciate the author’s writing skill and her boldness.

From the day of her capture as she attempted to cross the border, to her eventual release, she offers a unique perspective into a way of life that remains a mystery to many. It soon became clear the regime handds neither money nor aid but proof that Ridley was a bonafide journalist.

Yvonne certainly had a chequered past, but her determination to get a story landed her in deep trouble. Jul 10, Udhayt rated it liked it.