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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She is a vocal supporter of the Palestinian causewhich she took up as a schoolgirl. Sarah Champion holds Labour seat”.

I always thought they had asked her to and once she had agreed they had released her. Jul 10, Udhayt rated it liked it.

My first thoughts were, “Wow, the world’s never going to be the same again,” swiftly followed by, “This is a fantastic story, I must fly to New York immediately. At least three of Muhmand’s relatives were also arrested hhe aiding Ridley after the Taliban developed the film in her camera.

Books by Yvonne Ridley. Many people assume she is foolish to become a Muslim when she has seen how the Taliban treat the women over there. Fearless behind the veil”. When she is caught, she kicks up a stink and won’t cooperate with anything.

In the Hands of the Taliban

This book tells other side of story which is usually hidden not shown by Liberal controlled Media. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That certainly seemed to be the way the media portrayed it at that time. Secondly I would like to say that I think she is great!


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

At a time when the world was plunged into a state of unprecedented chaos and uncertainty following the terrorist atrocities in the US, Yvonne faced the ordeal of her life. In the Hands of the Taliban is available for download from Apple Books.

I needed a scoop. On the whole, even though I was very stroppy, my captors treated me with respect, and I even managed to keep a prison diary on the inside of fo toothpaste carton.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At the “Muslimer i Dialog” conference in Copenhagen in SeptemberRidley was asked by Danish ridlwy expert Lars Erslev Andersen if she saw it as a problem that militant Islamists distribute recruiting videos of Iraqi insurgents killing hostages.

Book Reader rated it it was amazing Aug 09, This is Yvonne’s full, true story. During her time on the Sunday Sun newsdesk, she told colleagues she was an officer in the Territorial Armybased on Teessidespecialising in intelligence.

I bit confused in this. Ridley says there is a clear difference between the ideologies of the Taliban tapiban ISIL arguing while the Taliban aim to form an Islamic State within the borders of Afghanistan, ISIL is working to create a border-less Islamic state and disregards the sovereignty of other nations.

In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story

I just completed this novel with a doubtful mind whether the story is real or exaggerated. The Times of India. It is clear that the hijab is an obligation, not a choice. To ask other readers questions about In the Hands of the Talibanplease sign up.


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. Jan 13, Waseem Khan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I must say that I thoroughly ta,iban. 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.

She certainly wasn’t doing anything in her book to promote the suffering of the real victims of the Taliban. Dec 23, Sephie rated it really riddley it Shelves: She attended the London College of Printing. Rabiul Hossain rated it it was amazing Aug 03, I don’t know, maybe I’m just weak but I’d be acting a lot different if I was being held hostage! Once freed, she kept this promise and read the Quran looking for an explanation of the treatment of galiban by the Talibanbut came to the conclusion there was none.

Ridley has given vocal support for Muslim causes involving PalestineIraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Xinjiang and Uzbekistan og anti-war demonstrations.