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....
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.
Author, ex-politician and feminist critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali has waded into the burqa debate sparked by Pauline Hanson's Senate stunt.
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 fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali seeks a better way to fight terrorism.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about a better way to fight terrorism.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses President Donald Trump’s recent outreach to Saudi Arabia, the recent changing of the guard within the Saudi royal family and its impact on radical Islam and Middle East politics.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali's testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
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 testifies at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques used by violent extremists.
'Don't Let Muslim Prisoners Form Militias': Ayaan Hirsi Ali Urges NSW Government To Ban Islamic Imams From Australia's First Terror Jail
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali notes that allowing Muslim imams inside prisons will further radicalize the prsioners and turn them from just being prisoners who committed terrorist acts to militias that can train and remain inspired in these prisons.
There's been a consistent pattern of groups fighting "Islamophobia" including ex-Muslims and even Muslim liberals on their hit list. There's a limited amount of fuss when it happens. And then it dies down again. But the real story is why it happens. It happens because the act of policing "Islamophobia" is really about enforcing Islamist agendas and their blasphemy codes.
Political Islam, focused on establishing an unfree society ruled by strict sharia law, is “fundamentally incompatible” with the U.S. Constitution and the overall “foundation of the American way of life,” declared Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an expert at the Hoover Institution think tank, during a Senate panel hearing.
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.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
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 talks about reforming Islam and asks Muslims to use their critical thinking skills to assess whether some of the Islamic practices are right and good.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses the problems with Islam and examines the atrocities in Syria. Ali discusses the problems with the proxy war between the Sunnis and Shias and that the world must step in and do something. Ali asks us to notice the perpetual carnage, the oppression of women, the intolerance, and the moral bankruptcy wherever the Muslims rule.
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 discusses what she considers the "apologetic attitude" some leaders around the world have toward identifying the religious component to Islamic terrorism.