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...
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
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.
Infidel. Heretic. Apostate. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has courted controversy over her years in the public eye, earning widespread criticism amongst the liberal left and death threats from the religious right.
Women’s rights activists Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani have accused four female Democratic senators of ignoring them during a committee hearing last week, complaining the lawmakers did not ask them a single question.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on Australians to boycott halal-certified food because some of the proceeds from the sales of the food are used to fund Islamic DAWA.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her book The Challenge of Dawa, Mecca vs Medina Islam (roughly the distinction between peaceful and militarized/expansionist), and the possibility of rapprochement between Islam and the Judeo-Christian world.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 talks about a better way to fight terrorism.
Author, ex-politician and feminist critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali has waded into the burqa debate sparked by Pauline Hanson's Senate stunt.
Islamic anti-Semitism is of a “scale and scope” that most people in the West do not understand and is therefore all the more insidious, the controversial critic of the Muslim religion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, told a capacity audience at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) in Montreal on May 13.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali's testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Hirsi Ali hits back at group of Muslim women and tells Triple J’s Hack program that Islamophobia is a ‘manufactured’ term.
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.