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....
The definition of a “refugee” dates back decades and has outlived its usefulness. Nations now need a much more rigorous idea of just who deserves refuge.
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.
[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 global asylum and refugee system is no longer fit for purpose. As a beneficiary of that system, I do not make such a statement lightly. The reality is that it is outdated and can no longer cope with the challenges posed by mass violence and global migration today.
A judge struck down a 1996 federal law banning female genital mutilation, saying that it was incompatible with the Constitution. The Michigan case at hand involved Dr. Jumana Nargawala who allegedly performed female genital mutilation on nine girls, who were reportedly in the age range of 7-12 years old.
Societies learn and grow when they question, challenge—even offend. Islamists are pressuring free people to give up their most basic rights.
Virtually every issue has become a partisan football in America’s politicized age of anti-Trump hysteria. Except one. The debate that has bucked this trend is the #MeToo campaign, which has successfully cut across party lines, wealth divides, race and religion.
One year ago, news broke that an American doctor was charged in Detroit federal criminal court for performing genital mutilation on young girls. Since then, the case has uncovered a web of secrecy and abuse with seven more charged and up to 100 girls potentially victimized.
If you don’t know what the Intellectual Dark Web is, you probably will soon. In short, it is a group of free thinkers who are having conversations with each other in the form of podcasts. On its face it doesn’t seem so extraordinary, but it is. Why?
Though yesterday’s Italian election is seen as a deadlock, the Far Right is the clear winner, with the populist Five Star Movement and anti-immigrant League coming out ahead. Even Silvio Berlusconi performed well in an election considered a rebuke to anyone with progressive ideas about the cultural and political direction of the nation.
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...
A Democratic state representative on Monday called for support for a bill to officially outlaw female circumcision in Pennsylvania and to make such acts, called "female genital mutilation," a felony.
The U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra has been under attack from the mainstream media after pointing out how mass migration has caused major problems for the country.
There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America. The media cover it, but John Stossel says they shouldn't. It's a scam.
Is it Stand-Next-To-A-Jew-At-Your-Own-Risk Day again already? Gosh, where does the time go? Here's a brief synopsis of recent events: The United States Government officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; Muslim mobs in Sweden begin (aka resume) firebombing synagogues in Swedish cities.
An Islamic charter drafted by Islam’s Mohammad is consistent with the religious freedom provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, a senior official from the terror-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) argued before a House panel.
In June, Saudi Arabia — along with two other Persian Gulf states and Egypt — picked a fight with Qatar, on the grounds that the country is funding Islamic terrorism. The move was almost satirical, given that Saudi Arabia itself has long funded the spread of fundamentalist Salafi Islam, which is often associated with extremism.
It is now 38 years since Monty Python’s Life of Brian was released in November 1979, despite protests. But are we truly free to engage in blasphemy today?
The statistics involving this barbaric practice are staggering, and no one is talking about it — except, incredibly, to condone it.
Feminists do a disservice to their sisters in Islam when they ignore practices they would never tolerate in their own lives.