I reviewed Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Heretic, for this month's issue of Commentary magazine. Here's the first part. In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world. Show More Summary
In a new video for Big Think, Ayaan Hirsi Ali reflects on the "debate" between Ben Affleck and Sam Harris over what constitutes Islamophobia.
Progressives entangle themselves in "thickets of idiocy" trying not to judge Islam. Jon Stewart was no exception
Hirsi Ali aligned Haroon Moghul with jihadists who wish to impose Sharia law. On “The Kelly File” last night, Megyn Kelly pretended to interview Haroon Moghul, a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, but in reality she merely offered him as a punching bag to anti-Islamic thinker Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Show More Summary
Hirsi Ali even aligned Haroon Moghul with jihadists who wish to impose Sharia law on America
"[Maher and Hirsi Ali] are literalists devoid of history"
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner against Islamic extremism, wrote an interesting article for The Times during the general election campaign. Now that the Conservatives have been returned at Westminster the new government will be bringing...Show More Summary
Killer Mike appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher last night alongside Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heather McGhee, John Waters, Charles Murray, and John Waters (!) and immediately distinguished himself as the perfect talk-show pundit. HeShow More Summary
Last night, Killer Mike appeared on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" on a panel alongside John Waters, political scientist Charles Murray, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. They discussed racism, the supposed link between hip-hop culture and violence, Baltimore, and Bill O'Reilly. Show More Summary
"How do we get liberals to understand that we are the liberals in this debate?"
On Real Time with Bill Maher last night, guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali shared her life story and formula for reforming Islam (which calls on Muslims to adopt less extremist ideology -- good luck with that one).They also spoke about why liberals have been among the louder voices criticizing the cartoonists drawing Muhammad rather than the people killing them.
Bill Maher spoke with Ayaan Hirsi Ali tonight about a recurring topic of his, radical Islam, and asked her why liberals end up "blaming the victim" when it comes to Islam.
After last year's commencement kerfuffles where students protested Ayaan Hirsi Ali's honorary degree and Bill Maher's speech, my first reaction to hearing about another protest was to roll my eyes.But I have to hand it to the students at Le Moyne College, a Catholic school in Syracuse, New York. They're raising a fuss for all the right reasons:
The idea that Islam needs to reform is again in the spotlight following the recent publication of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.
To endorse Hirsi Ali—as pundits everywhere from Fox News to network news have—insults and mocks a billion Muslims. She grew up in Saudi Arabia. I grew up in Jerusalem. Today, we both live in America. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been back on American television lately, mounting scathing attacks on Islam as she promotes her newest book. Show More Summary
To endorse Hirsi Ali—as pundits have everywhere from Fox News to network news—insults and mocks a billion Muslims
AYAAN HIRSI ALI: Islam ‘not a religion of peace,’ but could become one. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of Islam, said Friday that the religion she once belonged to was not peaceful, and any politicians that claimed otherwise were not to be trusted. Hirsi Ali made the remarks at the National Review Institute’s Idea […]
Mornings don’t get better than this. I’m at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit listening to the brilliant and brave Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak about her important new book, Heretic … and I just saw that my review of the book has been posted at The New Criterion, here (behind purchase/subscriber wall).
Reader Melanie reports fascinating news: Andrew, I just listened to an interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali on JJJ’s “The Hack”,…
The "Heretic" author divides all of Islam into three basic categories. Here's whom we should listen to instead