Infidel - Chapter 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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Chapter 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 14, "Leiden" tells of Ayaan's experiences as she studied Political Science at the University of Leiden. She continues to learn more about Dutch society and the way of life and accepts these ways as better and right over the way she was brought up. When there are contradictions with her faith, she simply justifies it as learning and puts a blinder on.

She continues her work as a translator and becomes further disillusioned by the Somalis and their way of living in Holland, as they squander money and treat each other horribly. She sees a great contrast to the way the Dutch live peacefully with each other and take care of each other's needs. The one part of Holland's society which she doesn't think works is their respect for Muslims' way of doing things. She feels that they should...

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