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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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 couldn’t see much through my burka as the truck crossed the valley, but I sensed that the Afghans were thr proud and tye people and that the countryside was nice. Himu Himalay rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Ridley was born in the working class mining town of Stanley, County Durhamthe youngest of three girls, [1] and began her career at the local Stanley News, [1] which was part of the Durham Advertiser Series.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sarah Champion holds Labour seat”. I dint get any knowledge about Taliban from this book.

They treat her well, you know, NOT raping or stoning her.

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.

In the Hands of the Taliban

It opened my eyes to “another side of the story”. I really enjoyed reading this book but there are a few things lacking. The tone is a little self-congratulatory, but her experiences show that she was shown more respect by the Taliban in a worn-torn country, than her own colleagues and countrymen in our supposedly civillised society.


Hilal Ahmad rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Muhammad Syed rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Feb 02, Arafath Abdul Azeez rated it it was amazing. Taliban’s faith in Allah and their “hospitality” with a prisoner is something you harldy see in wars of this age. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. To see what your friends thought of this tqliban, please sign up.

I was surprised to read that she actually told the Taliban she was going to look into Islam upon her release. Inshe expressed her strong support for the end of secret evidence or 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.

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. Grow up taliabn and stop whining!!!

In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story

I am currently reading another book set in Afghanistan about a woman’s fight for emancipation of women and freedom from the soviet domination of the time. The full story of journalist Yvonne Ridley’s day detainment in Afghanistan by the Taliban regime in September Tahmid Anik rated it liked it Dec 27, Retrieved from on https: Opening the iTunes Store.

When the first bombs went off, I assured them we were in no danger as the US could pinpoint their targets to the nearest tree. Her Extraordinary Story by Yvonne Ridley. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is English so I understood most of it.

Ridley yvojne that she had kept a concealed diary inside a box for a toothpaste tube and in the inside of a soap wrapper. The Union Jack is drenched in the blood of ridleyy brothers and sisters across Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine. I’m amazed that her captors didn’t just shoot her because frankly, I wanted to shoot her.


Ybonne to Book Page. Iran launches English TV channel”. It was good to finally read what really happened. I bit confused in this.

We have no time for Zionists,” while both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were “riddled with Zionists. An extraordinary story” This is what she named her book.

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 yaliban to ask for help from the West.

Click I Have im to open it now. She also claims that ISIL recruits by promising financial supports and power, and the Taliban is largely run and supported by Afghan people. Bashir rated it really liked it Nov 13, Respect Yourselfa leaflet distributed during the campaign which accused the Labour Party of racism, was attributed by Labour to Respect.

Yvonne Ridley – Wikipedia

Dec 23, Sephie rated it really liked it Shelves: The Middle East Monitor. She hosted a weekly current affairs and politics show called The Agenda[31] last broadcast on 31 March What everyone forgets is that Islam is perfect; people are not. However Ridley, through video conference, addressed three sessions of girls, women and journalists during the conference.

Among her controversial opinions is that the Chechen terrorist leader and architect of the Beslan school massacreShamil Basayevwas a ‘ shaheed ‘ i. It soon became clear the regime wanted neither money nor aid but proof that Ridley was a bonafide journalist.

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

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This book tells other side fhe story which is usually hidden not shown by Liberal controlled Media. I don’t know, maybe I’m just weak but I’d be acting a lot different if I was being held hostage!