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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Just Laid The Smackdown On A Sharia Law Advocate

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Media Research Center Network
Friday, June 16, 2017

People in power who have no understanding of Islam or Sharia Law are constantly attempting to downplay some of the more radical aspects of the Muslim religion. But for some Sharia survivors, the truth seems pretty clear.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Testimony on Ideology and Terror

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali's testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

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ISIS And Tora Bora—Back To The Future

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reports today have confirmed that a branch of the Islamic State has seized Tora Bora, once the stronghold of the iconic founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden. The terrorists of al-Qaeda used this remote and forbidding mountain fortress, honeycombed with caves and tunnels, as protection against airstrikes and ground assault in the weeks after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.”

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali To Congress: Political Islam 'Incompatible With The US Constitution'

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Breitbart.com
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Political Islam, focused on establishing an unfree society ruled by strict sharia law, is “fundamentally incompatible” with the U.S. Constitution and the overall “foundation of the American way of life,” declared Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an expert at the Hoover Institution think tank, during a Senate panel hearing.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali On Ideology and Terror: Understanding The Tools, Tactics, And Techniques Of Violent Extremism

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques used by violent extremists. 

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Two Women Activists Testify On Capitol Hill About The Extremist Ideology ‘Within The House Of Islam’

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The New York Times
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Asra Q. Nomani and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, both supporting Muslim reform, will speak about the roots of terrorism at a U.S. Senate hearing. 

Interviews

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Violent Extremism

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia C-SPAN
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali testifies at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques used by violent extremists.

Analysis and Commentary

The Caravan: Social Media In The Middle East

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Issue 1714 of The Caravan is now available online.

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The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter it

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Institution
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls for decoupling political aims from the religion of Islam to combat growing radicalism. She also discusses counterterrorism strategy, which she argues should focus on battling the ideas that spread radicalism rather than the radicals themselves.

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The Syrian Uprising: What Role Did Social Media Play?

by Qutaiba Idlbi, Kassem Eid (Qusai Zakarya) via The Caravan
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This essay combines the first-hand experiences and analyses of two young Syrian activists.  One, Kassem Eid, survived the sarin gas attack and starvation siege of his Mouadamiya suburb of Damascus.  He has written extensively in opinion pieces on the subject of the revolution in Syria.  Qutaiba Idlbi’s work has focused on the accountability of aid organizations.  He speaks widely on the nature of the Assad regime and the cause of the opposition.  He was twice imprisoned by Assad’s intelligence services at the age of 21.

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