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...
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses Islam, President Trump's plans to shape counter-terrorism strategy, as well as Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about reforming Islam and asks Muslims to use their critical thinking skills to assess whether some of the Islamic practices are right and good.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the problems with Islam and examines the atrocities in Syria. Ali discusses the problems with the proxy war between the Sunnis and Shias and that the world must step in and do something. Ali asks us to notice the perpetual carnage, the oppression of women, the intolerance, and the moral bankruptcy wherever the Muslims rule.
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.