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.
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.
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 discusses what she considers the "apologetic attitude" some leaders around the world have toward identifying the religious component to Islamic terrorism.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the recent terrorist attack in London, as well as President Trump's travel ban.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about the practice of female genital mutilation, which is shockingly common among certain Muslim communities. She has started a foundation which is lobbying state governments to make the practice punishable by law.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the challenge of Dawa (the preaching or proselytizing of Islam), the left’s alliance with Islamists, intersectionality, the indoctrination occurring on college campuses, and much more.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali testifies at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques used by violent extremists.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali On Ideology and Terror: Understanding The Tools, Tactics, And Techniques Of Violent Extremism
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques used by violent extremists.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her foundation and how they help women, children, and the most vulnerable members of society.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali wants the United States to do more to fight radical Islam. Ali says, “Radical Islamists in the United States are taking advantage of the freedoms we have and the free institutions to isolate Muslim Americans and inculcate into their heads to reject American values and promoting this idea of hatred. Unless we understand that, we won’t be able eradicate the idea of ISIS anywhere.”
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.
This documentary tells the story of an unlikely conversation on a topic of grave importance, and how it changed two foes into friends.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the ongoing culture war that he and his wife and Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali are fighting and the security and safety concerns that they have as a result, the importance of history, his views on Brexit, Donald Trump, and more.