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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Retrieved 15 January I’ve read its translated Urdu-version published by Nigarshat Publishers, Lahore. 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.

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Tariq rated it it was amazing Sep 21, 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. Well this is a ‘woe is me’ tale if ever I read one!


The New Zealand Herald. Asif Kareem rated it it was amazing Jul 12, Archived from the original on 14 July Retrieved 1 November Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Rabiul Hossain rated it it was amazing Aug 03, In the Hands of the Taliban: Description Yvonne Ridley’s terrifying 10 day detainment by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan struck a chord that continues to resonate around the world.

Aug 05, Charmaine Lloyd rated it really liked it. Jul 10, Udhayt rated it liked it. I gave it 2 stars because some if it is pretty interesting. I bit confused in this. 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 as America, Europe and Australia.

Huzaifa Khan rated it it was amazing Aug 05, I really enjoyed reading this book but there are a few things lacking. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Several days later, I was moved to Kabul where I was able to keep up the spirits of those poor aid workers who were also being held captive.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. She is funny, loud, reckless and rather a mans man except that she is a woman.

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In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story

In the Hands of the Taliban is available for download from Apple Books. You would stand out a mile away if you strut about the place in your usual manner!

The reason behind is they behaved with Yvonne nicely and let her go safely. Not only Yvonne ,any woman could come out safely from Taliban’s hand. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What everyone forgets is that Islam is perfect; people are not.

She was captured by the Taliban inand after 11 days in captivity in Afghanistan she converted to Islam after having promised her captors that she would study Islam if they agreed to release her. Ridley revealed that she had kept a concealed diary inside a box for a toothpaste tube and in the inside of a soap wrapper.

In the Hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story by Yvonne Ridley

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

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