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  • General Petraeus vs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Will Islamic Supremacism Silence Free Speech?

    06/06/2016 4:00:31 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review | June 6, 2016 | Benjamin Weingarten
    <p>It is striking to compare the words of a leader of America’s foreign policy establishment with those of a Muslim Brotherhood member-turned apostate—who today lives with a fatwa on her head for her heresies—when it comes to free speech versus Islamic supremacism.</p>
  • VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Islam versus Western Civilization, Immigration Jihad, Free Speech

    06/03/2016 8:11:54 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 1 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 2016-06-03 | The New Criterion
    Interview starts at ~4:24.
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • American Fascists and delicate little snowflakes

    03/26/2016 3:44:05 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 26, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Fascists want to take away our freedom of speech. So do the delicate little snowflakes infesting our institutions of "higher learning." How much worse will it get over the next few years? Substantially worse, I fear. In the above video, Bill Whittle recounts numerous Fascist attempts to shut down those with different ideas. I'll not repeat what he says. Instead, I'll point out a few other Fascist efforts. Islamist FascistsIn line with its "misconception" that Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance, the Obama administration has consistently courted the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliate, the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Obama’s Strategy on Islamic Extremism ‘Has Failed’

    11/23/2015 11:05:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 23, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Author and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued President Obama's position on radical Islam is what he believes is strategic, but "it's a strategy that has failed" on Monday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Ali stated, "I'm always surprised to see people of authority here saying, what we see, these terrorist acts, the subjugation of women, the hatred of Jews and Christians, it has nothing to do with Islam. I mean, I watch that with amazement. I obviously have come to understand that it is a strategic position, that if we say these things, maybe the Islamist extremists...
  • Maher to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why Do Liberals ‘Blame the Victim’ When It Comes to Islam?

    05/16/2015 6:33:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 15th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and spent quite a lot talking about liberal reactions to it. Maher brought up how liberals have targeted Hirsi Ali and may have also had the Muhammad cartoon contest on the brain when he asked why so many liberals, who normally “hate blaming the victim,” do so when it comes to radical Islam. Hirsi Ali said she’s not sure why liberals do that
  • Islamic Faith and Western Civilization

    04/11/2015 6:41:24 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies
    C-Span ^ | April 7, 2015 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the Islamic faith and Western civilization. She also spoke about her book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, as well as Islamic radicalism, combating ISIS*, the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
  • America’s Academies for Jihad

    04/02/2015 8:00:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Less than a year after I moved to the United States in 2006, I was asked to speak at the University of Pittsburgh. Among those who objected to my appearance was a local imam, Fouad El Bayly, of the Johnstown Islamic Center. "when you decide to defame it deliberately, the sentence is death.” After a local newspaper reported Mr. Bayly’s comments, he was forced to resign from the Islamic Center. That was the last I would hear of him—or so I thought. Imagine my surprise when I learned recently that the man who threatened me with death for apostasy is...
  • ‘Wrong’ kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali

    03/29/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights. She’s a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamophobia Charges Are ‘Way of Shutting Up Debate’

    03/24/2015 10:54:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Mar 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali said that calling people Islamophobic is “a way of shutting up debate” on Monday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. Hirsi Ali argued that calling people Islamophobes is “a way of shutting up debate. And I want to give a shout out to a friend Asra Nomani, who did a fantastic piece on it in the Washington Post…she calls it the honor brigade. It is, and it’s been going on for at least over a decade, there are countries involved, there are movements involved, there’s a lot of money. Anybody who tries to...
  • Ex-Muslim author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls for end of Islam

    03/22/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies ^ | March 23, 2015 6:16AM
    Ex-Muslim author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls for end of IslamTHERE was a time when author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali believed it all. She believed that, according to Islam, the infidel should die, that the Koran is infallible, that those who violated sharia law — thieves, gays, adulterers — deserved to be stoned to death or beheaded, as they were each Friday in a public gathering place she and her brother called “Chop-Chop Square.” Today, she is that rare thing: a public intellectual who, despite death threats and charges of bigotry, calls for an end to Islam...
  • Imam Who Said Ayaan Hirsi Deserved Death Was Hired By DOJ To Teach Muslim Classes To Fed Prisoners

    03/04/2015 12:19:24 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    daily caller ^ | 03/03/2015 | Chuck Ross
    An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison. According to federal spending records, Fouad ElBayly, the imam at Islamic Center of Johnstown in Pennsylvania, was contracted by the DOJ’s Bureau of Prisons beginning last year to teach the classes to Muslim inmates at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Md. The records show that ElBayly has two contracts worth $12,900 to teach the classes and to provide...
  • Norfolk speaker criticizes response to Islamic threats (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2015 2:54:56 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 4, 2015 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK Ayaan Hirsi Ali stood before a slide of the caged Jordanian pilot about to be set afire by Islamic State group extremists. That, she said at Chrysler Hall on Tuesday night, will be the norm if they are not defeated. "You are going to see people beheaded, their hands and legs cut off, the mass enslavement of women," warned Hirsi Ali, a sharp critic of Muslim leaders and radicals and an advocate of women's rights. "We have had over a long period of time... even before the Reagan administration, so many warning signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Charlie Hebdo Attack: We Are Seeing an Islamist, Evil Terrorist Ideology

    01/12/2015 8:21:45 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Human rights activist, Harvard Kennedy School Fellow and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali is on Al Qaeda's hitlist for producing a film in 2004 about life for women under Shariah Law. The director of that film, called Submission, was shot in the street and his Jihadist killers pinned a note to his chest with a knife naming Hirsi Ali as "next." Regardless of the fatwa put on her head by Islamists, Hirsi Ali still boldly speaks out and recently made an appearance on The Kelly File to discuss the horrific murders of Charlie Hebdo editors last week. "It could have been...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Joe Biden Tried to Lecture Me on Islam

    12/11/2014 10:49:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/14 | Jim Hoft
      Human Rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali fled the Netherlands after years of threats from Muslim extremists. Hirsi Ali dared to speak out against radical Islam and the horrific treatment of women in the Muslim world. In 2006 Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America.Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Malene LauritsenAyaan Hirsi Ali is the author of The Caged Virgin: Holland’s shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Ayann Hirsi Ali told a reporter recently that Joe Biden tried to lecture her on Islam.The Truth Revolt reported: In a recent interview with the Washington Examiner, human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussed the...
  • Imam Joe Biden Schools an Infidel

    12/12/2014 11:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 12, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The courageous ex-Muslim human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently recounted that at a speech in Washington not long ago, she met Vice President Joe Biden. Biden seized the opportunity to tell her that “ISIS had nothing to do with Islam.” Hirsi Ali politely disagreed, whereupon Biden began a lesson in the teachings of the Religion of Peace: “Let me tell you one or two things about Islam.” Unfortunately, Hirsi Ali didn’t hear much of Imam Joe’s Islamic wisdom: “I politely left the conversation at that. I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents.” This wasn’t just Joe being Joe,...
  • ‘Free’ Speech at Yale : Only if it doesn't offend certain Muslims.

    09/15/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/15/2014 | David Gelernter
    To the Yale Muslim Students Association and its many sister organizations that have co-signed a letter protesting Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s lecture on Monday: I love your new free-speech concept! Obviously this woman should have been banned from campus and had her face stomped in; why couldn’t they have just quietly murdered her in Holland along with her fellow discomfort-creators? These people are worse than tweed underwear! They practically live to make undergraduates uncomfortable. But let’s deal with the harsh realities. Your inspired suggestion, having Official Correctors speak right after Ali to remind students of the authorized view of Muslim...
  • 'Hamas wants Israel completely destroyed'[Ayaan Hirsi Ali]

    08/02/2014 5:45:33 PM PDT · by cll · 18 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 8/01/2014 | Yael Lerner
    Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very worried these days. According to her, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just a symbol - a small-scale model of the bigger war between the West and radical Islam. She predicts that this bigger war will become very tangible in the coming years. Ali, a Somalian refugee, was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was only 5 years old. She later became a political activist, a feminist and a writer, and was elected to parliament in the Netherlands. She co-created the provocative film "Submission" with Dutch director Theo van Gogh, who was assassinated as...
  • Activist Exposes Brandeis University Anti-Israel Faculty Listserv

    07/16/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/2014 | Chloé Valdary
    One may have believed that the revocation of an esteemed award from human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University was the lowest level the school could stoop in kowtowing to fascist, racist influences among Brandeis faculty. Yet one would be wrong. In an all-new bombshell uncovered by Brandeis student Daniel Mael, an entire listserv used by Brandeis professors and teachers has been leaked to the public. This email list, entitled “Concerned” contains several exchanges between professors bashing conservatives, Jews, Christians, and anyone who views America as a force for good in this world.Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics...
  • Teenage girls kidnapped in Nigeria, rapes rise in Sweden: Guess whodunit?

    04/30/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Allen West ^ | April 26, 2014 | Allen West
    Hate to keep reminding you all of the charming deeds of those who follow the “religion of peace,” but someone has to sound the clarion call. Here are some more examples of how “coexist” is working out. According to a report by Pamela Engel writing for Business Insider, “Earlier this month, late at night, insurgents (aka Islamic terrorists) captured more than 200 teenage girls from a school in northern Nigeria, an area of the country that has been infiltrated by the terror group (aka Islamic terrorists) Boko Haram. Its aim is to stop Westernization and create an Islamic state ruled...
  • Academic Dishonors

    04/17/2014 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | Cliff May
    Remember when colleges prided themselves on the diligence and depth of their research? Frederick Lawrence, president of Brandeis University, apparently does not. He offered an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Then, at the last minute, he rescinded the offer because, he claims, he became aware of “past statements” by her “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” Hey Scholar-in-Chief, ever hear of Google? Ms. Hirsi Ali, of course, is an intrepid women’s rights advocate who has focused on Muslim women, raising questions, as she has phrased it, on “the role of Islam in legitimizing” female genital mutilation, “honor killings,” forced...
  • What Was Brandeis Thinking When It Invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak?

    04/15/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/15 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Last week, Brandeis revoked an invitation it had offered to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born feminist and political essayist, to attend the university's commencement ceremonies, where she had been scheduled to speak and receive an honorary degree. Hirsi Ali has spent much of the last decade denouncing not just Islamist fundamentalism but Islam generally (she has described the religion as a "destructive, nihilistic cult of death"), and once Brandeis's Muslim Students Association and many others objected to her appearance, the university pretty hastily revoked her invitation. Conservatives have since denounced Brandeis for suppressing free speech, and liberals have, somewhat more...
  • Response by Ayaan Hirsi Ali to the Statement from Brandeis University

    04/15/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Worldwide Speaker's Group ^ | 4/15/14 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me—just a few hours before issuing a public statement—to say that such a decision had been made. When Brandeis approached me with the offer of an honorary degree, I accepted partly because of the institution’s distinguished history; it was founded in 1948, in the wake of...
  • Michael Graham: Brandeis Embraced Bill Ayers, Has Bred Terrorists

    04/14/2014 5:48:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    the cowardice and hypocrisy of Brandeis University's decision to revoke its commencement invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. ... Brandeis’ relationship with terrorism isn’t just theoretical: "… around 1970 ... Brandeis saw three of its women students posted to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List (Angela Davis, Susan Saxe and Katherine Power), no small feat since only seven women were ever put on that FBI list in all of its history.” ... Katherine Ann Power ... started at the Brandeis University SDS chapter, then migrated to Weather Underground terror and murder. She killed a local Waltham cop, then went into hiding...
  • Where is the feminist anger at Brandeis?: The silence on the Ayaan Hirsi Ali snub is deafening

    04/14/2014 7:30:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/14/2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>‘HONOR DIARIES” might not be coming to a theater near you, at least not if CAIR gets its way. The award-winning documentary about “honor” violence against girls and women in much of the Muslim world was released last month in honor of International Women’s Day, and it didn’t take long for the Council on American Islamic Relations to slap its all-purpose “Islamophobic” label on it. The film has been shown in dozens of venues, but CAIR has raised enough of a stink to get screenings cancelled on several college campuses, including the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.</p>
  • Brandeis University Bows to CAIR Islamists

    04/13/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 16 replies
    American Clarion ^ | April 13, 2014 | Gina Miller
    The Islamists have a lot in common with the militant homosexual activists in their aggressive efforts to silence critics who tell the truth about their bad behavior and sinister agenda. Yet another glaring example has emerged. On Thursday, the Thomas More Law Center reported on the shameful capitulation of Boston-area Brandeis University to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR demanded that Brandeis withdraw the offer of an honorary degree to a prominent critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In a slanderous, bullying open letter to Brandeis University, CAIR launched a personal attack...
  • Here's What I Would Have Said at Brandeis [Opinion by AYAAN HIRSI ALI]

    04/11/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Wall St J ^ | April 10, 2104 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    OPINION Here's What I Would Have Said at Brandeis We need to make our universities temples not of dogmatic orthodoxy, but of truly critical thinking. By AYAAN HIRSI ALI April 10, 2014 On Tuesday, after protests by students, faculty and outside groups, Brandeis University revoked its invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to receive an honorary degree at its commencement ceremonies in May. The protesters accused Ms. Hirsi Ali, an advocate for the rights of women and girls, of being "Islamophobic." Here is an abridged version of the remarks she planned to deliver. One year ago, the city and suburbs of...
  • Brandeis Bows to Islamic Censorship

    04/11/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    It's graduation time. Many college students are preparing for their commencement ceremonies. On some campuses, some students are playing a game of what we might call "Dump the Speaker." Conservative speakers chosen to deliver commencement addresses are being howled off campus by leftist student organizations and faculty as well. It's either a left-wing speaker -- or none. Rutgers University recently faced this by inviting Condoleezza Rice and refused to budge. But Brandeis University has just knuckled under to student and faculty protests over its announced speaker, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was disinvited. You'd think a human rights advocate would...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to Brandeis snub

    04/10/2014 7:38:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Former Muslim and human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has issued a statement in response to the action by Brandeis University in withdrawing an honorary degree they were going to present to her at the 2014 commencement ceremony. Ali called out the school's administration who would "so deeply betray its own founding principles."
  • Degrees of separation ... Mark Steyn

    04/10/2014 1:10:46 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 9 Apr 2014 | Mark steyn
    Today, Brandeis University announced that it was reversing its decision to award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, following complaints from faculty, an online petition, and pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which represents nobody but is flush with Saudi cash. The biases of the academy are well known: Robert Spencer is in no danger of getting an honorary degree any time soon, nor Douglas Murray. Nevertheless, in this instance, Brandeis University is stiffing someone who's black, feminist and from Somalia. Which makes their decision the most explicit recognition yet that, in the hierarchy of identity-group politics, Islam...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaks

    04/09/2014 11:02:07 PM PDT · by saywhatagain · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    “Not content with a public disavowal, Brandeis has invited me 'to join us on campus in the future to engage in a dialogue about these important issues.' Sadly, in words and deeds, the university has already spoken its piece. I have no wish to 'engage' in such one-sided dialogue. I can only wish the Class of 2014 the best of luck—and hope that they will go forth to be better advocates for free expression and free thought than their alma mater.
  • Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    04/08/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    ap ^ | April 09, 2014
    Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s. ... Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, refused to sign the faculty letter. He said it would have been great for the university to honor "such a courageous fighter for human freedom and women's rights, who has put her life at risk for those values."
  • Swearing In the Enemy

    05/20/2013 8:21:57 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    On April 25, 2013, I took the oath to become a citizen of the United States. Perhaps only those who have taken this oath can fully understand how I felt that afternoon in Boston. I felt a strong sense of belonging, and tears welled up in my eyes more than a few times during the hourlong ceremony. I have no reason to doubt that the 1,834 other men and women who took the oath with me also felt that special sense of homecoming. On that sunny afternoon, it seemed unreal that just 10 days earlier, another new citizen of this...
  • Newsweek's 'Muslim Rage' cover sparks controversy

    09/18/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT · by bronxville · 25 replies ^ | 09-18-2012 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    The cover story is written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a well-known Somali-born rights activist and former Dutch lawmaker whose criticism of Islam has earned her death threats. In it, she describes her own experience of renouncing Islam as well as making a short film with Theo van Gogh about Muslim women that saw the Dutch filmmaker shot and stabbed to death. The article comes as Muslims in at least 20 countries have staged angry demonstrations outside US embassies and other American symbols in protest against an anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims."

    11/16/2011 4:13:52 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 Nov 2011 | Mark Steyn
    When it's not explicitly hostile, Western liberals' attitude to Ayaan Hirsi Ali is deeply condescending. One thinks of Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times, pondering the author's estrangement from her Somali relatives: I couldn't help thinking that perhaps Hirsi Ali's family is dysfunctional simply because its members never learned to bite their tongues and just say to one another: "I love you." In Somalia, they don't bite their tongues but they do puncture your clitoris. Miss Hirsi Ali was the victim of what Western hospitals already abbreviate to "FGM" ("female genital mutilation") or, ever more fashionably, "FGC" (the less...
  • Georgetown Professor Debates Self

    03/22/2011 7:22:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 22, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A Georgetown professor debates himself and both sides of the debate lose. “The Arab world’s unrest has brought forth gushing, rather adolescent analysis about what the region will look like a year or more hence,” Michael Scheuer writes. “Americans have decided that these upheavals have everything to do with the advent of liberalism, secularism, and Westernization in the region and that Islamist militant groups like al-Queada have been sidelined by the historically inevitable triumph of democracy—a belief that sounds a bit like the old Marxist-Leninist claptrap about iron laws of history and communism’s inexorable triumph.” Scheuer, the author of a...
  • AAP Rejects Genital Mutilation--Sort Of

    06/06/2010 9:38:09 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 15 replies · 372+ views ^ | 6/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken the bold step of retiring it’s earlier statement in support of female genital mutilation in the name of multiculturalism. The diversity driven blowhards at the Academy had previously proposed that giving little girls a “ritual nick” to appease parents prone to barbaric misogyny might be a reasonable compromise. The sages at AAP point out that such a harmless little “nick” would be preferable to the traditional genital mutilation done by mere dilettantes with household implements as described by Ayaan Hirsi Ali: "Female circumcision is a custom in many African and Asian countries...
  • The Gadfly (review of Hirsi Ali's new book "Nomad")

    05/30/2010 5:14:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 431+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 20, 2010 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    If there were a “Ms. Globalization” title, it might well go to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali woman who wrote the best-­selling memoir “Infidel.” She has managed to outrage more people — in some cases to the point that they want to assassinate her — in more languages in more countries on more continents than almost any writer in the world today. Now Hirsi Ali is working on antagonizing even more people in yet another memoir. “Nomad” argues that Islam creates dysfunctional families — like her own — and adds that these distorted families constitute “a real threat to the...
  • Tavis Smiley on PBS: Many More Examples Of Christians Killing Americans Than Muslims

    05/28/2010 8:48:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 976+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 05/28/2010 | Colby Hall
    Tavis Smiley: Many More Examples Of Christians Killing Americans Than Muslims» 83 commentsby Colby Hall | 7:39 am, May 28th, 2010 video Earlier this week Ayaan Hirsi Ali was on Tavis Smiley’s PBS show to discuss her new book, Nomad: From Islam To America, A Personal Journey Through The Clash Of Civilizations. In a back and forth about Islamic extremists, Hirsi Ali mentioned how some Muslims believe that “killing other people is a great thing to do,” to which Smiley shot back that Christians are more violent, saying “Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview

    06/15/2008 1:36:08 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 2 replies · 103+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | June 14, 2008 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is among the bravest people on the planet, hands down. The Washington Post sat down for an interview with her and as always, she's worth pausing and listening to...
  • Muslim Rebel Sisters: At Odds With Islam and Each Other

    04/27/2008 12:30:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 109+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2008 | BARRY GEWEN
    AYAAN HIRSI ALI and Irshad Manji are two of the most prominent and outspoken critics of what they and others see as “mainstream Islam.” Brilliant, dynamic women — the overused word “charismatic” is not inappropriate for either one — they have each rebelled against a Muslim upbringing to become public figures with large and devoted followings. Both are successful authors: Ms. Hirsi Ali’s autobiography, “Infidel,” was a New York Times best seller; Ms. Manji’s combination memoir-polemic, “The Trouble With Islam Today,” has been published in almost 30 countries. They are firm and unyielding in their support for the West, feminism,...
  • Threatened Islam critic forced to leave U.S. (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    10/02/2007 6:10:16 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 24 replies · 147+ views
    WND ^ | October 2, 2007
    Threatened Islam critic forced to leave U.S. Ayaan Hirsi Ali loses Dutch-financed personal security, Americans won't pick up Posted: October 2, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2007 A leading critic of Islam reportedly has been forced to leave the U.S. because American authorities will not finance her personal security. Ayaan Hirsi Ali – who wrote the script of a controversial film about repression of women in Muslim culture – has returned to the Netherlands, said the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad. The Dutch government says that since Ali has been in the States for more than a year, it no...
  • Blind Faiths

    01/05/2008 9:14:20 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies · 186+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 6, 2008 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Several authors have published books on radical Islam’s threat to the West since that shocking morning in September six years ago. With “The Suicide of Reason,” Lee Harris joins their ranks. But he distinguishes himself by going further than most of his counterparts: he considers the very worst possibility — the destruction of the West by radical Islam. There is a sense of urgency in his writing, a desire to shake awake the leaders of the West, to confront them with their failure to understand that they are engaged in a war with an adversary who fights by the law...
  • AYAAN HIRSI ALI: Islam’s Silent Moderates

    12/08/2007 7:53:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 90+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with 100 stripes: Let no compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. (Koran 24:2) IN the last few weeks, in three widely publicized episodes, we have seen Islamic justice enacted in ways that should make Muslim moderates rise up in horror. A 20-year-old woman from Qatif, Saudi Arabia, reported that she had been abducted by several men and repeatedly raped. But judges found the victim herself to be guilty. Her crime is...
  • Islam's Silent Moderates

    12/07/2007 5:31:27 AM PST · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 23 replies · 85+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/07/07 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    "Let no compassion move you in their case..."
  • ‘We Are At War With All Islam’ [An interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali]

    11/29/2007 11:10:56 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 41 replies · 45+ views
    Spectator (UK) ^ | November 28, 2007 | Mary Wakefield
    ‘We are not at war with “terror”, that would make no sense.’ ‘Hear, hear,’ said a voice at the back. ‘Terror is just a tactic used by Islam,’ she continued. ‘We are actually at war, not just with Islamism, but with Islam itself.’ But there is such a thing as moderate Islam, I say. Muslims aren’t all terrorists. There are some like Ed Husain (author of The Islamist) who argue that there are many peaceful traditions of Koranic scholarship to choose from. Isn’t it a mistake to dismiss this gentler, acceptable branch of Islam? ‘I find the word “moderate” very...
  • 'The Trouble Is the West' Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Islam (must read)

    10/10/2007 9:16:05 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 31 replies · 1,226+ views
    Reason: George Bush, not the most conciliatory person in the world, has said on plenty of occasions that we are not at war with Islam. Hirsi Ali: If the most powerful man in the West talks like that, then, without intending to, he’s making radical Muslims think they’ve already won. There is no moderate Islam. There are Muslims who are passive, who don’t all follow the rules of Islam, but there’s really only one Islam, defined as submission to the will of God. There’s nothing moderate about it. Reason: So when even a hard-line critic of Islam such as Daniel...

    10/10/2007 6:07:15 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 9 replies · 653+ views
    New Perspectives Quarterly ^ | 10/09/2007 | Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
    As you read this, Ayaan Hirsi Ali sits in a safe house with armed men guarding her door. She is one of the most poised, intelligent and compassionate advocates of freedom of speech and conscience alive today, and for this she is despised in Muslim communities throughout the world. The details of her story have been widely reported, but bear repeating, as they illustrate how poorly equipped we are to deal with the threat of Muslim extremism in the West. Hirsi Ali first fled to the Netherlands as a refugee from Somalia in 1992 after declining to submit to a...
  • What happens to Ayaan matters to us all

    10/06/2007 10:19:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 483+ views
    National Post ^ | October 06 2007 | David Frum
    Last week, the Dutch government announced it would remove the security protection it has provided to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Somali-born Ayaan is perhaps the world's best-known living critic of the maltreatment of women in Islamic culture. First as a parliamentarian, then as a writer and filmmaker, she has spoken out against honour killings, genital mutilation and the degradation of women in traditional Islam. Her close collaborator, Theo van Gogh, was murdered and mutilated on an Amsterdam street in 2004. She herself lives under constant threat of death -- so much so that last year, in order to have any...
  • 'We Are Making Fools of Ourselves in the Eyes of the World'

    10/04/2007 1:50:47 AM PDT · by Argentine-Firecracker · 12 replies · 1,090+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 10/03/2007 | Leon de Winter
    Fear of fanatical Islamists prompted Ayaan Hirsi Ali to leave the Netherlands, her adopted home, and now she has been forced to return. Paying for her bodyguards in the United States is too expensive for the Dutch government -- what a disgrace.Amsterdam - There are exactly five people that the Dutch government has to protect against death threats from radical Islamists. This sort of protection is expensive. Society bears the costs because freedom of opinion, a cornerstone of our culture, is on the line. The extremists, for their part, are prepared to risk their own lives to kill those under...