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 fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author and foe of political Islam, on doing battle with dangerous ideas.
In 2007, then Dutch MP and critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, landed on American shores after a controversy at The Hague over the cost of her protection. America was to have guaranteed to her and many other Islamic dissidents that anonymity and pluralism of opinions where Hirsi Ali could work, talk and write, without fear of ending up as Theo van Gogh did, murdered on the streets of Amsterdam.
Feminist and human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali issued a vocal condemnation of the Black Lives Matter orthodoxy behind the deadly George Floyd riots and the burgeoning cancel culture. A victim of forced marriage and female genital mutilation in her youth, Hirsi Ali has vocally opposed radical Islam and the terrorism it inspires. She accused the cancel culture radicals of becoming “censorship terrorists,” a threat to America’s “open society.”
Continuing its mission of bringing timely and topical speakers to engage with global and national issues, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum (OVF) presents Ayaan Hirsi Ali on March 8, at 8 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali called on those filling a Fairfield theater Wednesday night to act as a jury — searching and looking for information, reading documents and factoring in her anecdotes — as they evaluate Islam, a religion of more than a billion observers.
The AHA Foundation, led by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, just released a report, “Why We Hesitate to Protect Girls from FGM in the United States,” arguing that we need to focus more attention on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Somali-born former Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali – a prominent anti-Islam commentator, who is speaking in Australia next week – says Islamic schools are doing more harm than good to Muslim students.
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.
[Subscription Required] Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and the founder of the AHA Foundation, which exists to protect women and girls ...
[Subscription required] Women like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who endured FGM as a child and has spent decades campaigning for the rights of disempowered Muslim women.
Prominent author and campaigner against radical Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is calling for all of Sydney’s Islamic schools to be shut down to avoid brainwashing children.
The news that Ayaan Hirsi Ali has cancelled her speaking tour of Australia due to ‘security concerns’ should concern anyone who believes in freedom.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is forced to cancel an Australian visit because of violent threats.
[Subscription Required] Winning the ideological battle is the only way to defeat radical Islam, says Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Two Women Activists Testify On Capitol Hill About The Extremist Ideology ‘Within The House Of Islam’
Asra Q. Nomani and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, both supporting Muslim reform, will speak about the roots of terrorism at a U.S. Senate hearing.
[Subscription Required] Last week’s media storm about the decision by Muslim reform advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali to abandon her trip to Australia — and the spin various media put on the cancellation — is the ultimate culture war false narrative and highlights how debased our politics and media have become.
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.