Review: Living In Hell–A True Odyssey of a Woman’s Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces

4 Star, Atlases & State of the World, Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Religion & Politics of Religion, Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
Living in Hell
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4.0 out of 5 stars Downside of Islam and Downside of Poverty

August 8, 2007

Ghazal Omid

When I first read and reviewed this book I left only a cryptic notation, “downside of Islam” but I neglected the opportunity to point out that the book also captures the downside of poverty as well as the enormous cultural and emotionial indignities toward women that are sanctioned by Islam and not only practiced in Islamic countries but also exported to Europe and the USA, where women are treated behind closed doors in a manner that would put any normal American behind bars for years.

See also these books that I found helpful:
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror
While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)
American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
While America Sleeps: How Islam, Immigration and Indoctrination Are Destroying America From Within
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future – and What It Will Take to Win It Back

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