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...
The West’s obsession with ‘terror’ has been a mistake, she argues. Dawa, the ideology behind it, is a broader threat.
[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 ...
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.
Standing up to political correctness and facing death threats, the Muslim apostate writers Ibn Warraq and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have honored our increasingly endangered Western heritage of free thought, which includes the right—indeed, the obligation—to subject religious dogma to criticism and reason.
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.
The Hoover Institution Press today released The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It by Hoover research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this free downloadable report, Hirsi Ali argues that the American public urgently needs to be educated about both the ideology of political Islam, dawa, and the organizational infrastructure that Islamists use to inspire, indoctrinate, recruit, finance, and mobilize those Muslims whom they hope to win over to the extremist cause.
Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Commenting at the Netroots Conference on “the situation in Palestine,” Omar declared, “What we are doing now is having hypocrisy in not celebrating non-violent movements there and condemning it [sic].”
There’s no ‘extreme vetting,’ no outreach to moderates, and too much coziness with Riyadh.
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
A perilous impasse exists between the Trump administration’s strident policy of “maximum pressure” and Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s no less strident policy of “no negotiation” with the United States. One way out of this fraught situation is a policy that appears to be a lose-lose for both sides but, in reality, is a win-win for all sides.
The spark seemed so small. But the Arab autocrats had spent decades heaping up the fuel. By Fouad Ajami.
Saddam Hussein has been purged from Iraq—now his legacy must be purged as well. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.
Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman on the challenges confronting Paul Bremer, America’s envoy to Iraq.
The leader of Iran wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” Was he misquoted? Not by a long shot. By Joshua Teitelbaum.
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
Forgive Vice President Joe Biden the audacity of claiming last month on CNN's "Larry King Live" that Iraq is destined to be "one of the great achievements of this administration." . . .
With each new drone strike by the United States military, anger over the program mounts. On Friday, in one of the most significant U.S. strikes, a drone killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in the lawless North Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.
Obama is turning away from the emancipation of the Muslim world, offering no change its people can believe in. By Fouad Ajami.
Now that September 11 charges have finally been filed, it’s make-or-break time for the military tribunals. By Benjamin Wittes.