Every now and then you read a book that is so powerful that you know it will remain with you a long, long time...this is one of them. The author is a Muslim woman born in Somalia who lived in Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Kenya before fleeing an arranged marriage to a man she had not met. Taking refuge in Holland, Ayaan continued her education, earned a masters degree in political science, Dutch citizenship and then became a member of parliament where she was a staunch critic of islam and an advocate for oppressed and abused Muslim women. Theo Van Gogh was so impressed with her message that he made the movie “Submission” for which she wrote the script and for which in broad daylight in the middle of the road he was murdered by a Muslim fanatic. This is an excellent book that I found I couldn’t put down. You don’t have to agree with her to appreciate the points that she makes in this book.