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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
[Subscription Required] He is married to Somali-born political activist and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali. As a couple, they brim with trans-Atlantic intellectual star power. But only rarely do Ferguson and Hirsi Ali appear together in public.
Without a U.S. counterstrategy, the violent ideology will spread.
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.
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.
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.
The persecution of activists at home and war in Yemen show talk of reform is a charade.
"There are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice." — Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Two opposing opinions go head to head.
Big tech companies enjoy legal immunity premised on the assumption they’ll respect free speech.
Not many people take Holland, the Netherlands, Dutchland (?), whatever, as a locale of much political interest. Not at least since William of Orange.
The Republican Party has not done enough to win a significant share of our votes.