Yvonne Ridley is a British Journalist, who was held prisoner by the Taliban when sneaking into Afghanistan tending to write a paper. Ridley is the political editor of the Islam Television channel in London, and author of Into the hands of the Taliban: Her Extraordinary Story. Ridley uses an aggressive tone and logos to prove her degree to her Audience Which Consist of the western civilization that they are totally wrong about the Islamic civilization and customs. Ridley’s biggest advantage in her writing is when she cross-references western civilization to Islamic civilization, by using surveys and statistics to prove her points that westerns are no better than Islamic or the people that follow their heritage.
Ridley was captured by the Taliban, in September 2001,15 days after the terrorist attacks on the United States, Ridley says she spat and swore at my captors; they called her a bad woman but they let me go after I promised to read the Koran and study Islam. She thought that the passage she had used was completely wrong since she used to defend the Islamic culture. Simply by using this tactic of saying she “spat and cursed at her captors connect with her audience, of pretty the western civilization, who has the wrong prospective on the Taliban cause of the terrorist attacks that occurred, Ridley had a change of heart after she started to examine the Islamic heritage herself. Ridley states “When I began I’d been expecting Koran (Islamic Bible) chapters on how to beat your