Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up, she embraced Islam and strove to live as a devout Muslim. But she began to question aspects of her faith....
If there was ever any doubt the Somali-born, Dutch-American anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has become a global brand, the hype around her speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand next week settles the question. Her handsome face adorns trams, her upcoming Melbourne appearance at Festival Hall billed as a "show". She is dubbed the "Hero of Heresy".
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's upcoming speaking tour to Australia is not the first time she has visited the country, but it's the first time there has been significant public opposition, as a group of high-profile Australian Muslim women have launched a petition against the outspoken Dutch-American activist, claiming she "does not speak for us."
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.
The noted feminist advocate imagines how Islam's treatment of women could evolve in the years ahead.
What happens when we let fear, muddled thinking, ignorance, and political correctness guide us in confronting a threat to our constitutional freedoms? We lose everything.
The author condemns radical Islam – and accuses liberals and the left of helping it flourish. Her critics say her views are simplistic and straight out of the One Nation playbook.
A prominent anti-radical Islam campaigner has called for all Muslim schools in Sydney to be shut down.
Passing through Amman airport last month after the imposition of the US ban on carrying laptop computers in cabin baggage, counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen had the flying dangers put in perspective by a Jordanian airline employee.
The West’s obsession with ‘terror’ has been a mistake, she argues. Dawa, the ideology behind it, is a broader threat.
Two months before, Theo and I had made a short film together. We called it Submission, Part 1. I intended one day to make Part 2. (Theo warned me that he would work on Part 2 only if I accepted some humor in it!) Part 1 was about defiance—about Muslim women who shift from total submission to God to a dialogue with their deity.
Controversial Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali Says New Zealand Shouldn't Feel Immune From The Extremes Of 'Radical Islam'
Next month, an American visitor to Auckland will give a speech attacking Islam. The visitor believes the religion is one that leads to poverty and violence and the mistreatment of women, and that Donald Trump is right to insist on describing the atrocities of Islamic State militants and similar extremists as "radical Islamic terrorism" - a phrase carefully avoided by Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush for fear of alienating the billion or so Muslims who aren't terrorists.
In her new book, Nomad, Hirsi Ali tells of escaping to America and says the Muslim world needs a revolution in how it treats women and modernity. Tunku Varadarajan salutes her necessary and powerful words...
Outspoken Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has accused Australians of idolising Waleed Aly and says the country should back prominent Imam instead.
Hirsi Ali: The 'Heretic' Who Says Muslims Need To Re-Think Sex, Money, And Violence... And The Concept Of Time
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of the most forceful and provocative feminist critics challenging Islam today. She is also in hiding. Andy Martin meets her in an undisclosed location and finds a woman on a mission, a woman who found the power to say No and the freedom it gave her.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali may not have made it to Australia as planned this week, but the outspoken critic of radical Islamists still managed to spark plenty of debate.
[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.
In commentary on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s denigration of Jews, a vital dimension of her outbursts has been largely overlooked. No one is asking what prompted her anti-Semitic prejudice. Whence comes the voluble contempt for the Jewish people?
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.
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.