Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks with Tino Sanandaji about Swedish Immigration and Integration.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
Preview a two minute clip of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's interview on the West, Dawa, and Islam. Hirsi Ali's full interview will be available on Tuesday, August 8.
Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there.
Outspoken Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has accused Australians of idolising Waleed Aly and says the country should back prominent Imam instead.
Islamists have regrouped and grown stronger.
Infidel. Heretic. Apostate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has courted controversy over her years in the public eye, earning widespread criticism amongst the liberal left and death threats from the religious right.
Women’s rights activists Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani have accused four female Democratic senators of ignoring them during a committee hearing last week, complaining the lawmakers did not ask them a single question.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on Australians to boycott halal-certified food because some of the proceeds from the sales of the food are used to fund Islamic DAWA.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her book The Challenge of Dawa, Mecca vs Medina Islam (roughly the distinction between peaceful and militarized/expansionist), and the possibility of rapprochement between Islam and the Judeo-Christian world.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about President Trump, how her views on Islam have changed, the challenge of DAWA, and much more.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about her background, life, Islamic women’s rights, and the issues she is currently working on.
Islamic anti-Semitism is of a “scale and scope” that most people in the West do not understand and is therefore all the more insidious, the controversial critic of the Muslim religion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, told a capacity audience at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) in Montreal on May 13.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about America, religion, cancel culture, the failure of American universities, and more.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses tribal politics, Islamism in the West, and woke college campuses.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about Islamic terrorism and recent attacks in France, the extremism of the "woke" left, her life story and journey to America, Critical Race Theory, Black Lives Matter, the MeToo movement and more...
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses immigration policy, the nation state, the clash between the norms of free societies and those of Muslim society, the difference between liberal democracy and conservative democracy, whether a reformation is possible in Islam, and her relationship with her Muslim family and its traditions.
Join us as Ayaan Hirsi Ali and journalist Bari Weiss describe her research in Prey and imagines a new future that protects and advances the rights of women around the world.