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...
A human rights activist and outspoken critic of Islam will speak this month at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a best-selling author, fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, founded a nonprofit to advocate for women and girls’ rights and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2005.
Countless women around the world have contributed positively to history. To add to some already mentioned, I would list Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, author Jane Austen, Pamela Gellar, Clare Lopez and such women as Brigitte Gabriel, Anni Cyrus and Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Let me tell you a bit about the last three.
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.
In his provocative new book, The Flight of the Intellectuals, Paul Berman criticizes liberals for refusing to stand against Islamic extremism and defend Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Tunku Varadarajan speaks to him about why ideas still matter...
[Subscription Required] Ayaan Hirsi Ali is coming to Australia soon to speak about reforming traditional Islam and confronting militant Islam. There are people and organisations trying to prevent her from coming or speaking. They describe her as an “extremist” who engages in “hate speech”. They are in error. She must be allowed both to come here and to speak. In a liberal society one is free to choose and to change one’s religion, one is free to not adhere to any religion and one is free to inquire, read, speak and write critically of religions, political ideologies and other matters, including law and morals.
The civilized world naturally believes that the bombing and slaughter of innocent civilians by Islamic terrorists is atrocious. In an interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali published in the Wall Street Journal April 27, 2017, by Tunku Varadarajan of Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, we are now told terrorism is only a tactic in a much larger ideological war; Islam can take America from the inside, and if we don’t act, Shariah Law will govern the country.
A frightening recent report: an estimated 200 million Muslim girls and women alive today have been forced to go through female genital mutilation; also frightening: in America and Europe most of the leaders of the feminist movement have remained all but silent amidst this horror. There have been, thankfully though, a few exceptions. The most notable of them has been Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has become the leading voice in the fight against this attack upon the body, heart and spirit of so many.
The Hoover Institution fellows Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Russ Roberts discuss why freedom, education, our Bill of Rights, and capitalism are important to the success and growth of individuals, communities, and countries.
The William F. Buckley Program at Yale University lately showed bravery unusual for an academic institution. It has refused to be bullied by the Muslim Students Association and its demand that the Buckley Program rescind an invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak on campus September 15.
I was once a refugee, but I fear the storm over Trump’s executive order is distracting us from the threat that radical Islam poses within our borders.
This documentary tells the story of an unlikely conversation on a topic of grave importance, and how it changed two foes into friends.
Our schools and universities appear to be turning out some very confused young people, judging by the outrage on Twitter and in parts of the progressive media about criticism of comments by 25-year-old Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
A Muslim women's organisation is rejecting the idea of New Zealand setting up "assimilation centres" for Muslim migrants.
Too many feminists in the West are reluctant to condemn cultural practices that clearly harm women.
It had to be galling. Geert Wilders, a member of Dutch Parliament, was found guilty three months ago of "inciting discrimination against Dutch Moroccans" - the very people who have been trying to kill him since at least 2003.
The French daily Le Figaro captured the tragic condition of Muslim dissidents: "Seen as 'traitors' by their communities, they are accused by the elites in the West of 'stigmatizing'".
Over the weekend, I swung by Judge Jeanine's show to talk about one of the most malign trends of our time: the ever more open refusal by one side to permit those on the other side to speak.
Imagine what the American left would do if conservative Republican Christians engaged in a barbaric practice to mutilate little girls, to kill off their sexual desire while leaving them fertile when they come of age.
Twenty-six states have yet to outlaw female genital mutilation, making the job of law enforcement and prosecutors so much harder.
As he leaves behind a maelstrom of domestic political troubles, President Trump must be one of the few people in the world who goes to the Middle East for some peace. However, the region badly needs some of Trump’s characteristic disruption.