Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy, sympathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness. – Wikipedia
Yvonne Ridley is an British journalist whose life was turned upside down during an extended vacation at Taliban Suites. Assigned to cover the Taliban but unable to enter Afghanistan legally due to visa issues, Ridley entered through the desert, clad in a typical Islamic ninja costume. She was caught taking photographs in a village, and was apprehended by Taliban forces. Shortly before Ridley was found, the Taliban had declared that foreigners operating in secret on Afghan soil were to be executed. Ridley’s outlook was grim.
The Taliban held her in prison until her release was negotiated. During her stay, she kept a secret diary of her experiences, and upon her release, denied she had been harmed. One of her captors insisted she read the Qur’an after she left. Having seen the psychosis associated with Islamism, one would expect Ridley would read the violent passages in the book and be horrified. Instead, she went full Stockholm Syndrome and converted to Islam. Sure, a lot of women learn how to lick rugs in prison, but not in the way Ridley did. Her conversion might not be that surprising, though, since she had previously married a Palestinian Liberation Organization officer and spawned an infant with him.
After her conversion, Ridley has been on the attack against “Islamophobia.” Yep, because regimes that kill women for not wearing ninja costumes deserve to be praised instead of condemned. She attempted to run for local politics, but lost since she had a reputation of being anti-western. No, really? A woman who refers to suicide bombers as “martyrs” is anti-western? Shocking. Ridley has also called upon the Islamic community to not cooperate with counterterrorism investigations… hmm, isn’t that implicitly acknowledging there are terror plots going on in the Islamic community? (No surprise there.) She has praised the work of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and condemned Muslims who oppose him as being “cowardly.” She called Israel “that disgusting watchdog of America festering in the Middle East,” and has repeatedly spoken intolerantly of Zionists.
Before Islam: Regular woman. After Islam: Wild Quranimal.