Deborah Scroggins “Wanted Women”
February 1st, 2012
Two young women who, at first glance, could not be more opposite from each other, actually have much in common, says the veteran journalist who has written a dual biography of them.
Deborah Scroggins‘s book “Wanted Women” illuminates an entire generation of Muslims through the lives of activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and religious extremist Aafia Siddiqui.
One is a martyr, the other a she-devil — but who’s who depends entirely on whom you’re asking.
Siddiqui was branded “Lady al-Qaeda” for her involvement with extremist factions. Hirsi Ali has defiantly renounced the Muslim fundamentalism in which she was raised, to become a darling of the anti-Islam extremists.
Scroggins says she came to this story through a coincidence of sorts….
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