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 fellows H.R. McMaster, Niall Ferguson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Larry Diamond discuss threats to free and open societies and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.
A conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the celebrated Somali-born writer and activist based in the United States, has convinced me that “cancel culture” is not just a fleeting academic perversion or a fad for silly Millennials, but the new ideology that threatens liberal democracies.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the kind of person you wouldn't mind hanging out with for hours and shooting the breeze about this and that. And reading her books feels like that too. She is transparent about everything. How she expected buses to crash when she finally took off the headscarf, on account of drivers being driven mad with desire. And was rather disappointed when "nothing happened."
Rowan Dean recalls what Cat Stevens, who called himself Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam, said about Salman Rushie after Iran demanded his death.
Muslim apologist and ABC host Yassmin Abdel-Magied must have kept her eyes wide shut when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's department unaccountably sent her to tour hard-line Iran and Saudi Arabia.
What separates humans from other species, the late William F. Buckley Jr. admonished a sanctimonious college student in his office 40 years ago, “is the capacity to make distinctions.” With a White House as relentlessly repulsive as this one is and significant elements of American society willing to indulge conduct reminiscent of 1930’s fascists, it is perhaps a bad time to expect that people will make distinctions, and the capacity of some people to do so has eroded badly.
Is dawa, the proselytising of Islam, a means by which Islamists profit from freedom of religion to subvert society? Aayan Hirsi Ali warns of its dangers.
Without a U.S. counterstrategy, the violent ideology will spread.
The Sharia punishment for Muslims who drop their faith is death and the confiscation of their property. The reason why is curious.
Progress can never be made if we can't satirise Islam, says Maajid Nawaz.
We Must No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To Islamic Extremism But Instead Root Out Radicals Who Hate The West
Islamism is an ideology incompatible with the values of liberal societies.
George and Amal Clooney, please reconsider your donation to SPLC. It may well do more harm than good.
During the Autumnal Equinox, Sept. 20-14, the following letter was sent to Rev. Steve Loy.
A feminist takes an unblinking look at gender repression in the Muslim world.
"There are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice." — Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Two opposing opinions go head to head.
Not many people take Holland, the Netherlands, Dutchland (?), whatever, as a locale of much political interest. Not at least since William of Orange.
[Subscription required] Adherents of both pursue ideological purity, refuse to engage in debate and demand submission.
“I was a Muslim refugee once,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali declared this week in her response to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “I know what it’s like. I know what it’s like to fear rejection, deportation and the dangers that await you back home.”