Report "Infidel" in Literature Posted May 19, 2007 I just picked this book up Wednesday night. I finished it Thursday night. This is an incredible book. This woman is truly heroic. Her story is fascinating, and the transformation she made is astounding. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a prime example of a person using reason to change her life. I highly recommend this book. I hope to find The Caged Virgin this weekend. Ayaan is currently working in the US at AEI, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. You can read some of her short articles there. Although Ayaan stresses how the world needs to wake up and see how poorly Islam treats woman, and how dangerous this religion is, she also asserts in her book that the reason it is like this is because of the lack of respect for individual rights. By the time I got to the later portion of the book, I had to keep checking the cover - is Ayaan or Ayn talking? I was worried when I started this could be just another activist that is only concerned with women's rights, but that isn't the case at all. She makes a great case against a way a lot of Western countries become too tolerant of evil acts, defending their lack of inaction by "respecting" a groups cultural roots. This book is easy to read, and I had a hard time putting it down. I encourage anyone that has time to pick up the book from their local book store or library. It truly is worth reading. I just bought her first book "The Caged Virgin" yesterday afternoon, and I am now reading it. I am interested in others that have read the book and what their thoughts are?