Ayaan Hirsi Ali 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. One day, while listening to a sermon on the many...
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about her background, life, Islamic women’s rights, and the issues she is currently working on.
Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about President Trump, how her views on Islam have changed, the challenge of DAWA, and much more.
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.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
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 Islam, President Trump's plans to shape counter-terrorism strategy, as well as Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries.
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.
On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the founder and director of Shelter Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Ngong, Kenya, along with Research Fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali.