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...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is dawa, the proselytising of Islam, a means by which Islamists profit from freedom of religion to subvert society? Aayan Hirsi Ali warns of its dangers.
The Sharia punishment for Muslims who drop their faith is death and the confiscation of their property. The reason why is curious.
Progress can never be made if we can't satirise Islam, says Maajid Nawaz.
Two opposing opinions go head to head.
George and Amal Clooney, please reconsider your donation to SPLC. It may well do more harm than good.
During the Autumnal Equinox, Sept. 20-14, the following letter was sent to Rev. Steve Loy.
A feminist takes an unblinking look at gender repression in the Muslim world.
Without a U.S. counterstrategy, the violent ideology will spread.
We Must No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To Islamic Extremism But Instead Root Out Radicals Who Hate The West
Islamism is an ideology incompatible with the values of liberal societies.
"There are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice." — Ayaan Hirsi Ali