Kidnapped in Yemen: One Woman's Amazing Escape from Captivity
At the moment when Mary Quin ripped an AK-47 from the hands of a wounded kidnapper and made her escape in the Yemen desert, she knew her life could never be the same. She and fifteen fellow tourists had been used as human shields in a terrifying gun battle between the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army and Yemeni troops. When the shooting stopped, four hostages and three kidnappers were dead.
In Kidnapped in Yemen, author Mary Quin details her experiences as an avid traveler and women’s rights advocate, a fulfilling life filled with exotic adventures that led to a tour of Yemen, one of the most conservative Islamic countries in the world. But her exotic vacation quickly turned into a gripping account of ambush and captivity, violence and imminent death.
Lucky to be among those who survived the rescue unharmed, Quin returned to the United States. Amid a barrage of media attention, including an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she attempted to resume her corporate career but found herself preoccupied with trying to understand why the kidnapping occurred.
Her fascinating personal journey through murky militant Islam and clandestine terrorist groups led her back to Yemen to try and piece together the puzzle--talking to then Yemen Prime Minister Abdel Karim al-Iryani, British embassy staff, the FBI, prisoners accused of terrorism, and others involved in the kidnapping and the disastrous aftermath of the rescue. Her inquiries also took her to London to meet Abu Hamza al-Masri, the cleric with a glass eye and two hooks for hands who is the stepfather and father to the two men whom the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army were trying to free by kidnapping Mary and her fellow tourists.
Kidnapped in Yemen is the unforgettable firsthand account of this remarkable woman’s unusual story of curiosity, survival, and healing.
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Review: Kidnapped in Yemen: One Woman's Amazing Escape from Terrorist CaptivityUser Review - Martin - Goodreads
First part was interesting but than after she finished with the part of being freed she seems to trail off into her own things. Some people might find it really good but I found it kind of boring Read full review
Tell Me Again Why You Went to Yemen?
Touring the Land of Sheba
Ambush on the Road to Aden
Surviving the Rescue
MASH in Mudiyah
Getting Out of Yemen
FalloutPersonal and Political
A Networking Opportunity
Fighting Back with Feminism
Pursuing the Promised Lands
The Mullah of Finsbury Park
Controlling the Camps
Inside alMansoor Prison
Return to Abyan
North to the Future
I Only Gave Orders to Kill the Men
The British Boys
Arrow from Cupids Bow
Verdicts in Aden
Justice in Zinjibar
Becoming the Hunter