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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Ridley has been married five times. Just as we were about to cross back into Pakistan, disaster struck when my guides were im by a Talib. The reason behind is they behaved with Yvonne nicely and let her go safely. Books by Yvonne Ridley. Mar 15, Irfan rated it really liked it. This book was just You can download Apple Books from the App Store.

Respect put the incident down to “dirty tricks”; the leaflet was without the legally required notice identifying the source. 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.


Retrieved 2 April She certainly wasn’t doing anything in her book to promote the tye of the real victims of the Taliban. The digested read, digested At the “Muslimer i Dialog” conference in Copenhagen in SeptemberRidley was asked by Danish terror expert Lars Erslev Andersen hhe she saw it as a problem that militant Islamists distribute recruiting videos of Iraqi insurgents killing hostages.

Ridley says there is a clear difference between the ideologies of the Taliban and 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. This book tells other side of story which is usually hidden hajds shown by Liberal controlled Media.

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I am currently reading another book hahds in Afghanistan about a woman’s fight for emancipation of women and freedom from the soviet domination of the time. Fearless behind the veil”. I don’t know, maybe I’m just weak but I’d be acting a lot different if I was being held hostage!

When she stood there again in the general electionalthough she tne placed fourth, her share of the vote fell to 6. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. Do you already have iTunes?

To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. I needed a scoop. The Middle East Monitor. September 11 wasn’t like a normal Tuesday; instead of taking my usual long lunch at the Ivy, I happened to be going through my expenses at my desk so I actually watched the second plane hit the WTC live on TV. He replied that he hadn’t.


Booze, nil; calories, nil; cigs, not enough. Once freed, she kept this promise and read the Quran looking for an explanation of the treatment of women by the Talibanbut came to the conclusion there was none.

Golam Robbani rated it it hanfs ok Apr talibann, Open Preview See a Problem? 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. 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.

Trivia About In the Hands of t It transpired that during the interrogations to establish her identity she had insulted her captors.

In the Hands of the Taliban

Initially, Ridley strongly opposed the Western intervention in the Libyan Civil Warand spoke in a rally opposing it held in Central London where she likened asking for Western support to making a pact with the Devil. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Ridley was first on the Respect list for the European Elections for the North East England region, but was not elected; the party placed last with 1.