Janet Tavakoli’s Unveiled Threat: A Personal Experience of Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism is a must-read exposé of how misogynistic fundamentalist Muslims really are.
As a smart – bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, MBA from University of Chicago, expert on credit derivatives and structured finance – fair-skinned, blue-eyed American woman who lived in Iran for a year with her Iranian husband, Tavakoli brings a unique perspective.
Tavakoli walks us through the modern history of Iran, including the corruption of the Shah, the CIA-sponsored coup, and the life-draining fundamentalism of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Tavakoli pulls no punches, detailing rape, pedophelia, mutilation and other forms of misogynism by fundamentalist Muslims.
Not a one-trick pony, Tavakoli rails against all cultures which condone rape and mistreatment of women. She lambasts not only the Shia rulers of Iran, but also Saudi Arabia’s barbaric Sunni rulers, Catholic pedophile-priests, India’s rape-defending Hindus, and the U.S. military’s culture of rape cover-up.
As Tavakoli notes, “Every religion has its fundamentalists and fanatics”. (We thoroughly agree: we think that fundamentalism is dangerous in any religion.)
This is a book that everyone who loves and wishes to support women should read.
Postscript: Even though Unveiled Threat focuses on the danger of fundamentalist Islam, Tavakoli’s expertise in financial matters still shines through in parts, such as this gem:
Bin Laden wanted to damage the U.S. economy, but he didn’t make a dent compared to Wall Street executives.